The Reid & Taylor Indian Open Polo Championship got underway on Tuesday with Cavalry USPA beating Jindal Carysil 11 goals to six, and APRC winning by eight goals to seven against JPC in a toughly fought match. Cavalry USPA caused an upset with their drubbing of Jindal-Carysil, as the latter had a handicap of an extra three goals.
What began as a slow game, with both teams scoring tit-for-tat goals, increased in tempo as the chukkars went by, and Samir Suhag scored six of Cavalry's total goals.
In the second match, youngster Gaurav Sanghal scored five of APRC's goals, though the team risked losing to JPC after being in the lead for long periods of the game.
JPC threatened a comeback scoring three goals in the fourth chukkars, and brought themselves within a one goal difference in the fifth.