LAHORE -- Tetra Pak and Barry's carved out sensational victories in the semifinals to qualify for the main of the Tenacious Polo Cup 2020 sponsored by Diamond Paints here at Lahore Polo and Country Club (LP and CC) ground on Friday.
In the first semifinal of the day, Tetra Pak defeated Diamond Paints by 9-7. Edward Banner Eve emerged as top scorer as he cracked a quartet from the winning side while Raja Taimur Nadeem hit a hat-trick and Syed Turab Rizvi banged in a brace. From the losing side, Mariano Regal also converted a quartet while Mumtaz Abbas Niazi struck a brace and Bilal Haye converted one but their efforts were futile in the end.
Diamond Paints were off to a good start as they converted three goals against one goal by Tetra Pak to finish the first chukker having 3-1 lead. The only goal of the second chukker was scored by Diamond Paints, which helped them further enhance their lead to 4-1. The third chukker saw Tetra Pak staging a good comeback as they slammed in three goals against two goals by Diamond Paints to make it 6-4. In the fourth and last chukker, Tetra Pak continued their good show and played better polo against Diamond Paints by firing in fabulous five goals gain 9-6 edge while Diamond Paints could convert only one goal to lose the match 7-9.
In the second semifinal of the day...