LAHORE – Price Meter.PK and AOS carved out contrastive victories in the Newage Cables Lahore Garrison Polo Championship 2020 here at the Jinnah Polo and Country Club (JP&CC) on Wednesday.
In the first match of the day, Price Meter.PK outpaced Platinum Homes/Guard Group by 11-7. From the winning side, Mannuel Carranza emerged as top scorer with superb six goals while the remaining contribution came from Raja Taimur Nadeem and Sufi Muhammad Haroon - both slammed in two goals each while Raffay Sheikh scored one goal. From the losing side, the major contribution came from Taimoor Ali Malik, who cracked a quartet while Amirreza Behboudi struck the remaining three goals.
Platinum Homes/Guard Group started the match well by firing in a field goal but Price Meter.PK then made a good comeback by striking two back-to-back goals to take 2-1 lead. They continued their good show in the second chukker as well and cracked a quartet of goals against two by Platinum Homes to stretch their lead to 6-3.
Price Meter.PK maintained their supremacy in the third chukker as well as they added three more goals in their tally to make it 9-3 but Platinum Homes bounced back well and thrashed two back-to-back goals to reduce the margin to 9-5. The fourth and last chukker was evenly poised as both the sides struck two goals each to make it 11-7. No further goal was converted and Price Meter.PK emerged as winners by 11-7.
The second match of the day saw AOS team carving out a close 7.5-6 victory over Barry's. Shah Shamyl Alam played key role in AOS triumph with his tremendous three-goal haul while Guy Gibrat banged in a brace and Ahmed Zubair Butt struck one for the winning side, which had one and a half goal handicap advantage.
The second match of the day proved to be well-contested encounter where both the teams matched fire-with-fire and in the end, it was handicap advantage, which helped AOS won the nail-biting encounter. Barry's though started the match well took 3-0 lead by scoring one and two goals respectively in the first and second chukker, yet AOS made a tremendous comeback and hammered a hat-trick of goals to level the score at 3-all. The highly-charged fourth chukker saw both the sides slamming in three goals each to make it 6-all and it was one and a half goal handicap advantage, which helped AOS helped win the thriller by 7.5-6.
On Thursday (November 12) at Fortress Stadium, Polo D will compete against FG Polo/Diamond Paints at 2:15 pm while Master Paints will play against Newage Cables at 3:15 pm.
Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold increased by thousands of rupees due to an upward trend in the international market.
On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,800 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,450.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs201,482, 21 karat rate costs Rs192,325 and 18k gold rate is Rs164,850.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Sunday.
|Lahore||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Karachi||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Islamabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Peshawar||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Quetta||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Sialkot||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Attock||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Gujranwala||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Jehlum||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Multan||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Gujrat||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Nawabshah||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Chakwal||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Hyderabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Nowshehra||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Sargodha||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Faisalabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Mirpur||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|