LAHORE - Team Kalabagh/Shahtaj booked berth in the main final of the Islamabad Club Challenge Cup 2022 after edging out BN Polo by a narrow margin of 6-5 in the semifinal at the Islamabad Club Polo Ground on Thursday.

According to information made available here, the crucial match saw Kalabagh/Shahtaj and BN Polo matching fire-with-fire till the end and when the final whistle was blown, the match was tied at 5-all. The match was then decided in the sudden death chukker, where Kalabagh/Shahtaj showed their dominance through foreign player Guy Gibrat, who smashed in the match-winning goal to steer his side to a narrow 6-5 win.

Guy Gibrat also played key role in Kalabagh/Shahtaj victory as he displayed outstanding polo skills and techniques and contributed with three tremendous goals while Malik Salaar and young Hashim Waheed slammed in one goal each. From the losing side, all the five goals were converted by their foreign player Eulogio Celestino.

The second match of the day saw Sheikh Enterprises defeating Team Kalabagh by a close margin of 5½-4. From the winning team, which had a half goal handicap advantage, Sheikh Ismail emerged as hero with a classic contribution of three convincing goals while Yousaf and Taimoor Tariq scored one goal apiece. From the losing side, Abdullah Ejaz, Maisam Baloch, Asfandyar Khan and Ibrahim converted one goal each.

Today (Friday), the only match of the day will be contested between Team Asean and PAF/Rizvi’s at 4:45 pm. The winners of this match will qualify for the main final, where they will take on Kalabagh/Shahtaj on Sunday at Islamabad Club Polo Ground.