Oct 16, 2011
Pakistan defeated India 12-10 on day 7 of the
FIP Polo World Cup 2011 being played in San Luis, Argentina.
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The Pakistani team beat arch-rivals India 12-10 thus earned
their first victory in the San Luis World played at the Polo
Club Estancia Grande. Those attending the game were witnesses to
what appeared to be a World Cup final.
India came into this game with the potential to fight for first
place and thus attempt to reach the final of the tournament but
from Pakistan woth three straight losses did not want to leave
the tournament without a win. Pakistan played a steady game
throughout the afternoon, scoring goals in 5 of 6 chukkas, even
when they had to change their player Raja Sami Ullah due to
injury in minute 4:15 of the 4th who suffered a hard fall.
Although he had to leave the playing field in an ambulance and
be replaced by Bilal Haye (2), he was with his peers after the
match celebrating a deserved victory, only had a bandage on one
India trailed off and failed to start a comeback that would have
been heroic. With this defeat, India with only 1 win gets off
the title fight.
India: Ravi Rathore 3, Visham Chauhan 2 (2), Samir Suhag 5 (7),
Tarun Sirohi 3 (1): 10
Pakistan: Ahmed Tiwana 3 (2), Temur Nadeem 2 (2), Raja Sami
Ullah 4 (6), Saqib Khakwani 3 (1): 11+1 goal handicap
Chukker by chukker scores Pakistan: (1-0), 1-2, 5-3, 7-5, 10-6,
11-8 and 12-10