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Maharaja Sir Pratap Singh Cup


Polo | Tournaments


Starting Off With The 14 Goal Tournament - Maharaja Sir Pratap Singh Cup




The Delhi Polo Season 2019 opens up for the prestigious Maharaja Sir Pratap Singh Cup.


Starting off with a partially clear weather and a nice blue sky compatibility matched with a little breeze of fall days, the AEC Ground, New Delhi starts to prep up for the first match of the Maharaja Sir Pratap Singh Cup 2019.

Match 1 : Cavalry-Krishna Polo Vs Sahara Warriors



CAVALRY-KRISHNA POLO SAHARA WARRIORS
Ashvini Sharma 0 Dhananjay Singh +1
Angad Kalaan +3 Satinder Garcha +2
Lt Col Vishal Chauhan +4 Siddhant Sharma +4
Col Ravi Rathore, VSM +5 Chris Mackenzie +7


The first match scheduled between Cavalry-Krishna Polo and Sahara Warriors started off with Cavalry-Krishna Polo in advantage of 1.5 goals. Starting of with the match, the first chukker did not see any sudden action. It was just before the half chukker that team Sahara Warriors was granted a 60 yard penalty which was converted into a goal by Chris Mackenzie. This was followed by planned defensive actions from both the teams. It was when the chukker galloped towards the last 49 seconds that team Cavalry-Krishna Polo was granted a 60 yard penalty shot that was converted into a goal by Col Ravi Rathore.
The chukker ended at no more further changes with team Cavalry-Krishna Polo in lead.


Chukker 1
Cavalry-Krishna Polo 2.5
Vs
Sahara Warriors 1


The second chukker started off and remained with the scoreboard being entact to where it ended in the last chukker for a longer time. The chukker saw a few disturbances where first Ashvini Sharma fell off from his horse, followed by a similar momentum by Lt Col Vishal Chauhan's horse. The chukker galloped further but the scoreboard remained the same



Chukker 2
Cavalry-Krishna Polo 2.5
Vs
Sahara Warriors 1


The third chukker started off but the game still remained more into defensive moves than grabbing the goals. The first goal of the chukker game once again in the form of a penalty. Chris Mackenzie took the 30 yard shot and bracketed it into a goal for Sahara Warriors. Following the pattern of grabbing the goals in the form of penalty shot, Chris Mackenzie once again in a 40 yard penalty grabbed the third goal for Sahara Warriors.



Chukker 3
Cavalry-Krishna Polo 2.5
Vs
Sahara Warriors 3


Galloping into the fourth and breaking the pattern, Chris Mackenzie in a long lofted shot basketed the fourth gaol for Sahara Warriors. But the game quickly came to its earlier pattern and in 30 yard penalty shot Col Ravi Rathore grabbed the goal for his team. Soon after this, he solely took the ball to the goal post and grabbed yet another goal for his team.




Chukker 4
Cavalry-Krishna Polo 4.5
Vs
Sahara Warriors 4


The last chukker of the first match of the Maharaja Sir Pratap Singh Cup once again started off Chris Mackenzie taking the 40 yard penalty shot. This was soon complimented by Satinder Garcha who took a clean run through the ground and bracketed the sixth goal for his team. This was followed by Chris Mackenzie's goal for his team. At this, the first match wrapped up with Sahara Warriors as the winners.


Chukker 5
Cavalry-Krishna Polo 4.5
Vs
Sahara Warriors 7


Match 2 : Jindal Panther vs Sona Polo



JINDAL PANTHER SONA POLO
Naveen Jindal 0 Sunjay J Kapur 0
Salim Azmi +3 Abhimanyu Pathak +5
Daniel Otamendi +5 Gerardo Mazzini +6
Simran Singh Shergill +6 Sawai Padmanabh Singh +3

The second match of the day began with Simran Singh Shergill taking hold of the ball and within the first 15 seconds he had the scoreboard turned live. This was quickly followed by Sawai Padmanabh Singh's counter attack where he bracketed the first goal for Sona Polo equalling the scores. The match galloped further where Abhimanyu Pathak passed the ball in a long shot to Padmanabh Singh where he took it through the goalpost fighting off it with Simran Singh Shergill. Saving the move, Sona Polo had its second goal at which the chukker rested.


Chukker 1
Jindal Panther 1
Vs
Sona Polo 2

The second chukker of the match started off with Salim Azmi marking Gerardo Mazzini and Naveen Jindal marking Sunjay J Kapur. The chukker began with Simran Singh Shergill and his pony attacking Abhimanyu Pathak with a heart. Simran rubbed Abby off to seize the ball and took it all the way to the goal post where he left the grip just at the last moment. At this, Abby gribbed the ball and Pacho took a long run ahead of Abby and Simran. Abby passed the ball to Pacho and in a long solo run he grabbed the goal for his team Sona Polo. The next goal was roughly structured with Simran caught between opponents passing the ball to Salim Azmi who took the chance and passed the ball in. This was quickly followed by a solo run by Simran Singh Shergill who converted the opportunity into another goal. Answering the move back, Padmanabh Singh took the hold of the ball as soon as the umpire did his throw in and just like Simran took a solo run through the goal post grabbing the fourth goal for his team. As if almost equalling the game, it was Salim Azmi who took the chance and grabbed the equaliser goal.


Chukker 2
Jindal Panther 4
Vs
Sona Polo 4


Getting into the third chukker, both teams remained on defensive moves where the scoreboard witnessed lesser action than the ground. It was only Padmanabh Singh who grabbed a goal for Sona Polo in the last one minute.



Chukker 3
Jindal Panther 4
Vs
Sona Polo 5


The fourth chukker started with the umpires whistling it out in no time. With this, team Sona Polo had in their favor a 40 yard penalty shot that was chanced by Gerardo Mazzini for the team. Soon after this, Mazzini took off like a flash, went past by his opponents and in a cut shot had the seventh goal bracketed in favor of Sona Polo.




Chukker 4
Jindal Panther 4
Vs
Sona Polo 7


The last and the final chukker of the second match of Maharaja Sir Pratap Singh Cup started off with defensive actions. The chukker galloped further where Daniel Otamendi grabbed the goal for Jindal Panther. This was followed by yet another goal by Simran Shergill in favor of Jindal Panther, but the running clock had the fortune in favor of Sona Polo..


Chukker 5
Jindal Panther 6
Vs
Sona Polo 7





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