LAHORE - Master Paints and Terra Energy carved out sensational victories against their respective opponents in the Magic River Polo Cup 2016 opening matches played here at the Lahore Polo Club on Tuesday.

In the first match of the day, Master Paints played well against Diamond Paints and outlasted them by 10-7. Saqib Khan Khakwani was star of the day with eight goals while Ali Elahi hit two. From the losing side Mir Huzaifa and Naved Sheikh slammed three goals each. Saqib Khakwani opened Master Paints account with a superb goal which was equalized by Mir Huzaifa in the very next minute. After that Naved Sheikh hit a field goal to provide Diamond Paints 2-1 lead which was once again leveled at 2-2 by Saqib Khakwani.

The second chukker was dominated by Master Paints due to heroics of Saqib Khakwani who thwarted tremendous three to give his team 5-2 lead. In the same way, both the teams kept on taking lead to each other but in the fourth and last chukker, Master Paints stamped their authority and took 10-7 healthy lead which remained intact till the final whistle was blown.  In the second match of the day, Terra Energy thrashed Blue Star with a big margin of 14-3. Taimur Mawaz Khan was top scorer from the winning side as he scored fabulous five goals while Faisal Khan hit four, Ahmed Zubair and Shah Shayml Alam scored a brace each.

From the losing side, Mian Hussain Iftikhar score only goal while they had also two goal handicap advantage.