A close exhibition match at Dubai’s Desert Palm of four chukkas saw the watchmaker’s team ride off the field with a 5:3 score line.
In white shirts, Ali Albwardy, Adolfo Cambiaso, Martin Valent and Ramiro Guinazu showed generosity of spirit during the match but made sure to take home the winner’s trophy for Richard Mille.
In the black shirts, Prince Bahar Jefri Bolkiah, Tariq Albwardy, Pablo MacDonough and Juan Martin Nero fought hard for the home city but found their playing power overtaken by the watchmaker’s collective.
After a goalless first chukka, the score lay at 1:1 in the early part of the second chukka before Pablo MacDonough pushed forward with a promising early lead for Dubai taking the score to 2:1.
Any idea of victory for Dubai was quickly quashed by Cambiaso though with a goal before the end of the chukka to equalise.
A quiet third chukka was soon superseded in the fourth by the Richard Mille team pushing ahead strongly to take three more goals.
Despite a goal in the dying seconds of the fourth chukka by Dubai to take the score 5:3, it was Richard Mille whose team emerged victorious.