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The Maharaja Jiwaji Rao Scindia Gold Cup kicked off at the Army Equestrian Centre today with 2 teams battling it out to win the opening match.
61 Cavalry : Capt. Anant Rajpurohit 0 , Krishna Inkiya +1 , Lt Col Vishal Chauhan +4 , Col Ravi Rathore +5
La Pegasus Polo : Sep Sunil Kumar -2 , Pranav Kapur +2, Dhruvpal Godara +5 , Samir Suhag +5
The first match of the cup, 61 Cavalry vs La Pegasus, kicked off at the Army Equestrian centre at 2:30 pm. A warm-up session before the match ended as soon as the umpires, Martin Pascual and Matthew Perry, blew the whistle for the match to start. The match kicked off with a sharp shot from Dhruvpal Godara from the 30′ penalty spot for La Pegasus Polo. The match progressed with Col Ravi Rathore opening the score for 61 Cavalry as he converted a 60’ penalty to a goal. A late finish from 61 Cavalry marked the second goal for the team. 61 Cavalry were leading the chukker by 2-1 when Samir Suhag struck a late goal for La Pegasus. The first chukker winded up at :
Chukker 1: 61 Cavalry – 2 La Pegasus – 2 The second chukker kicked off with Col Ravi Rathore resuming the play from the centre. The chukker was quite intense and witnessed just one goal scored. The only goal of the chukker was hit by Dhruvpal Godara in the dying minutes of the chukker.
The second chukker ended at: Chukker 2: 61 Cavalry -2 La Pegasus – 3
The play for the third chukker kicked off with Lt. Col Vishal Chauhan defending a fierce hit from the 60’ penalty spot by Dhruvpal Godara. The play resumed with Lt. Col Vishal Chauhan passing a through ball to Col Ravi Rathore. A foul by La Pegasus team provided a 30’ penalty to 61 Cavalry which was hit by Col Ravi Rathore to level the scores. Another hit by Col Ravi Rathore helped 61 Cavalry lead the match. Two back to back goals from Dhruvpal Godara brought La Pegasus back in lead. The second goal by Dhruvpal was scored from the 30’ penalty spot. The score was 5-4 with La Pegasus in the lead when Col Ravi Rathore scored a fabulous shot to level the scores after the third chukker.
Chukker 3: 61 Cavalry – 5 La Pegasus – 5
The fourth chukker kicked off with both the teams trying their level best to score a goal. The first attempt was made by Col Ravi Rathore as he ran from the right towards the goal to score. A great run couldn’t be converted into a goal as Col Ravi Rathore missed the goal by a few centimetres. A great through ball from Lt. Col Vishal Chauhan couldn’t be converted into a goal as Samir Suhag defended the goal at the right time. The match was in its final minute when Col Ravi Rathore scored a fantastic goal to end the match. The game ended at :
Final Score : 61 Cavalry – 6 La Pegasus – 5
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