LAHORE - Newage/Diamond Paints outpaced Remington Pharma by 7-4 to qualify for the main final of the Polo in Pink 2018 here at the Lahore Polo Club on Thursday.

Shah Shamyl Alam emerged as main contributor from the winning side by striking impressive four goals while his teammates Adnan Jalil Azam and Mir Huzaifa scored two and one goal respectively. From the losing side, Raja Temur Nadeem hammered a hat-trick and Dr Faisal Qadeer Khokhar struck one.

Remington Pharma opened their account in the first chukker by firing in a field goal through Raja Nadeem to take 1-0 lead. Shah Shamyl also slammed a field goal to level the score at 1-1. Once again it was Raja Temur, who smashed a field goal to provide Remington 2-1 lead, which couldn’t last long as Newage thwarted an equalizer through Shah Shamyl to finish the first chukker at 1-1.

Newage/DP stamped their authority in the second chukker and hammered a hat-trick to take a healthy 5-2 lead. Shah Shamyl banged in a brace and Mir Huzaifa struck one. The only goal of the third chukker came from Remington when Raja Temur converted a field goal to reduce the deficit to 5-3.

Newage/Diamond Paints once again proved their mettle in the fourth and last chukker by thwarting two back-to-back field goals through Adnan Jalil to take unassailable 7-3 lead while Dr Faisal hit one in the dying moments of the chukker to finish the match at 7-4.

In another match of the day, Lahore Paradise Housing routed Qatalpur by 7-4½ and qualified for the subsidiary final. Omar Asjad Malhi and Ahmad Nawaz Tiwana were stars of the day from Lahore Paradise Housing while from the losing side, who had one and half goal handicap advantage, Malik Atif Yar Tiwana scored all the three goals.

The first chukker was evenly poised as both the teams struck one goal apiece. The second chukker saw dominance of Lahore Paradise Housing, who banged in a brace to take 3-1 lead. The third chukker was also evenly poised with both the sides thwarting two goals each to make it 5-3. The fourth and last chukker was once again dominated by Lahore Paradise Housing, who added two more goals in their total tally to win the match by 7-4½.