Barry’s-DS Polo and Diamond Paints win openers

LAHORE: Barry’s-DS Polo and Diamond Paints won their opening day matches of the 46th Aibak Polo Cup at Lahore Polo Club Ground here on Tuesday. In the first match of the opening day, Barry’s-DS Polo outpaced Team Rijas by 9-5. Rulo Trotz played brilliantly for the winning team and smashed in superb seven goals, while Nafees Barry and Daniyal Shaikh also played well and contributed with one goal each. Faisal Shehzad, Mustafa Aziz and Nazar Dean Ali Khan slammed in one goal each for Team Rijas, which had a two-goal handicap advantage. The second match of the opening day saw Diamond Paints defeating Master Paints by 9-5, thanks to superb performance by sensational Mir Shoaib Ahmed.

Diamond Paints CEO Mir Shoaib Ahmed was hero of the day as he fired in four fabulous goals under the neck.

The two other notable performers were Mustafa Monnoo and Ahmed Ali Tiwana as both banged in a beautiful brace each. Lt Col Omer Minhas also played well and converted one goal.

Manuel Carranza played well for Master Paints Black and thrashed in three goals while Sufi Muhammad Amir scored two goals. The first match on Wednesday (today) will be played between Remington Pharma and Diamond Paints-Sheikhoo Steel at 12:30 pm, the second one between Guard Rice and Remounts at 1:30 pm and the third one between Newage Cables-Master Paints and FG-Din Polo at 2:30 pm at the Lahore Polo Club Ground.

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