Bangash Bhansali and Habtoor Ankora were victorious in the Dubai Challenge Cup, the third leg of the Dubai Gold Cup Series, that’s underway at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Both lineups earned their tickets to the championship match, following their wins against Orbis Mahra and Bin Drai, respectively.
In the opening match, Bangash Bhansali swept Orbis Mahra, having the deal said and done in the third chukka when they earned an impressive four goal advantage. Up next, José Riglos produced the winning goal in extra chukka, to secure Ankora Habtoor a 7-6 win over Bin Drai.
The final of the Dubai Challenge Cup is set to be played on Sunday March 19.
THE DUBAI CHALLENGE CUP IS STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV HERE.
The summary of the second matchdate of the Dubai Challenge Cup is as follows:
MATCH #1: BANGASH BHANSALI 8-6 ORBIS MAHRA
BANGASH BHANSALI: Rishi Bhansali 0, Haider Bangash 0 (2 goals), Federico Von Potobsky 5 (2), Tomás Iriarte 4 (4). Total: 9.
ORBIS MAHRA: Lauren Dickson -1, Tariq Al Habtoor 1, Felix Esain 6 (5 goals), Tomás Palacios 3 (1). Total: 9.
Score Bangash Bhansali: 3-1, 6-3, 8-4, 8-6.
Umpire: Peter Wright.
MATCH #2: HABTOOR ANKORA 7-6 BIN DRAI
HABTOOR ANKORA: Khalid Alomran 0, Santos Iriarte 2 (2 goals), José Riglos 5 (5), Juanji Diaz Alberdi 3. Total: 10.
BIN DRAI: Khalid Bin Drai 1, Ali Al Marri 1, Mohammed Bin Drai 2 (1 goal), Joaquin Panelo 6 (5). Total: 10.
Score Habtoor Ankora: 1-1, 1-4, 4-5, 6-6, 7-6.
Umpire: Jason Dixon.
The La Dubai Challenge Cup will come to an end on Sunday March 19:
3:30pm, Subsidiary final: Bin Drai vs Orbis Mahra
4:30PM, FINAL DUBAI CHALLENGE CUP: BANGASH BHANSALI VS HABTOOR ANKORA