LAHORE: DS Polo defeated Master Paints/Diamond Paints 10-7 in the opening match of the third President of Pakistan Polo Cup for the National Open Championship here at the Jinnah Field Polo on Wednesday.

Maxwell Charlton and Nico Roberts starred in DS Polo’s victory, scoring six and four goals, respectively. Their opponents saw Juan Zubiaurre leading the charge with five goals, supported by Raja Temur Nadeem’s two-goal contribution.

In the first chukker, DS Polo took a narrow 3-2 lead which they further exten­ded to a commanding 6-2 through an impressive show in the second chukker.

DS Polo further developed the lead to 9-3 in the third chukker during which Master Paints/Diamond Paints added three goals to reduce the lead to 9-6.

In the final fifth chukker, both the teams earned one goal each giving DS Polo a hard-earned victory.

Published in Dawn, February 29th, 2024

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