31st January 2019 | Jaipur, India
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The third day of Vodafone Sirmour Cup started off with an intense zeal to fight off the battle.
MATCH 2 - VODAFONE WARRIORS vs SAHARA WARRIORS
|VODAFONE WARRIORS||SAHARA WARRIORS|
|Harsh Piramal 0||Vandit Golechha +1|
|Samir Suhag +5||Salim Azmi +3|
|Gonzalo Yanzon +4||Matthew Perry +6|
|Basheer Ali +5||Siddhant Sharma +4|
The second match of the day, between Vodafone Warriors and Sahara Warriors, kicks off at 3:30 pm at the RPC ground, Jaipur with both the teams marching towards the field on their horses. A warm-up session before the match ends with the umpires, Jason Dixon and Abhimanyu Pathak, blowing the whistle for the match to start. Excited to their nerves, the spectators were eagerly waiting for some brilliant Polo action. Going head to head, Sahara Warriors and Vodafone Warriors involve in an intense battle as soon as the match starts. The match was quite intense and only one goal was scored in the first chukker. The only goal of the chukker was scored by Vodafone Warriors. The first chukker winded up with Vodafone in the lead.
The second chukker kicks off with Salim Azmi opening the scoring for Sahara Warriors. A great finish by Salim levelled the scores at 1 - 1. As the match progressed, the chukker witnessed fierce action with both the teams trying hard to score a goal. Vodafone Warriors were quick to respond to Salim Azmi’s goal as they scored a goal to get back in the lead. The score was 2 - 1 when Sahara Warriors levelled the scores again. Basheer Ali made a brilliant run from the left, surpassing all the defenders, Basheer scored a goal in the dying minutes of the second chukker to help his team maintain the lead after the second chukker.
The third chukker opened up with a goal from Harsh Piramal. After Piramal’s goal, the scoreboard reads Vodafone Warriors at 4 with Sahara Warriors at 2. Basheer Ali scored just after Harsh Piramal’s goal to extend the lead to 5 - 2. The third chukker progressed as Samir Suhag scored twice to extend the lead. The score was 7 - 2 and the chukker was in its dying minutes when Siddhant Sharma scored a fantastic goal for Sahara Warriors. The third chukker ended at,
With the fourth chukker kicking off with Sahara Warriors trying hard to get back in the game. Matthew Perry and Vandit Golechha, running with the ball made a fantastic play which was scored by Vandit Golechha. The score was 7 - 4 after Vandit’s goal. Both the teams battled in an intense fight as the chukker progressed. A good effort from Vodafone Warriors was stopped mid-way by Sahara Warriors’ defence. Vandit Golechha scored one more goal to help Sahara Warriors get back in the game. Vandit Golechha was unstoppable in the fourth chukker as he scored one more for Sahara Warriors in the dying minutes of the fourth chukker.
With the scoreboard showing a difference of 1-goal, the match was in its final stages with no clear winner. The excitement for the match was clearly seen on the faces of the spectators, who were on the edges of their chairs. The match was swinging towards one-side in the early half but the tables turned completely in the second half. Samir Suhag scored a goal as soon as the whistle blew for the last chukker to kick off. Vodafone Warriors were leading by 8 - 6 after Samir’s goal. One more goal by Samir Suhag was the highlight of the chukker as the match was slipping from Sahara Warriors’ hands. As the match progressed, Samir Suhag and Basheer Ali scored to help Vodafone Warriors extend their lead. Siddhant Sharma scored a goal in the final minutes but it was too late as the match was about to end. Vodafone Warriors won the match against Sahara Warriors.
Match Progression: Vodafone Warriors vs Sahara Warriors: (1 - 0)/(3 - 2)/(7 - 3)/(7 - 6)/(11 - 7)
Match 1 - CHANDNA GROUP vs CAVALRY/ KRISHNA POLO
|CAVALRY/ KRISHNA POLO||CHANDNA GROUP|
|Ashvini Sharma 0||Sunny Patel +1|
|Vishal Singh +3||Ashok Chandna +1|
|Lt Col Vishal Chauhan +4||Dhruvpal Godara +5|
|Col Ravi Rathore +5||Gerardo Mazzini +6|
The first match opened up with Cavalry/Krishna Polo in benefit with 0.5 score, while in today’s match, Vishal Singh played instead of Gaurav Sahgal. The match got into action as soon as both the teams got down to RPC ground to play. After a few intense minutes and mind-bombling defensive moves, the first chukker of the match witnessed the scoreboard to come to life after “the rockstar”, as people in polo call him, Dhruvpal Godara hit a shot.
The second chukker gallops into the ground with full intensity, where it opens with a sharp study of the ball. The game got into lead when Ashok Chandna from Chandna Group seized the second goal, bringing the team at 2. After thus move, Chandna Group got into action once again, where Dhruvpal Godara scored two goal back to back, bringing his team into a fair chance of lead. With this the chukker wrapped at,
After the second chukker ended with Chandna Group in lead, Lt Col Vishal Chauhan geared up to strike the first goal for his team, with which the scoreboard came to 1.5-4. Soon after this intense shot, Mazzini, +6 handicap polo player from Argentina, got into action to bag the fifth goal for his team. This goal was quickly complemented by Ashok Chandna’s move, where he seized the sixth goal, bringing the lead to his team.
The fourth chukker had the game on great speed, where Cavalry/Krishna Polo got into action to bring the team back into the game. By the end of the fourth chukker, the scoreboard read a little difference between the score. Moreover, the team effort of Cavalry/ Krishna Polo restricted the opponent team to score any further goals.
With the fifth chukker opening in full swing, Col Ravi Rathore scored a splendid goal in favor of his team to seize the fourth goal for his team. The game wrapped at this , where Chandna group did not made any more changes on the scoreboard.
CAVALRY/ KRISHNA POLO vs CHANDNA GROUP - 0.5-1| 0.5-4 | 1.5-6 | 3.5-6 | 4.5-6