1996 Cricket World Cup: final & match summary


The 1996 Cricket World Cup, also known as the Wills World Cup after its official patrons, ITC’s Wills image, was the sixth in the sheet of Cricket World Cup, sorted out by the International Cricket Council. It was the second World Cup to be facilitated by Pakistan and India, and out of the blue by Sri Lanka. The competition was won by Sri Lanka, who vanquished Australia in the last at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Punjab.

1996 cricket world cup Overview:

The Sri Lankans, trained by Dav Whatmore and captained by Arjuna Ranatunga, utilized Man of the Series Sanath Jayasuriya and Romesh Kaluwitharana as opening batsmen to exploit the handling limitations amid the initial 15 overs of every inning. When 50 or 60 keeps running in the initial 15 overs was viewed as sufficient, Sri Lanka scored 117 keeps running in those overs against India, 123 against Kenya, 121 against England in the quarter-last and 86 against India in the semi-last. Against Kenya, Sri Lanka made 398 for 5, another record for the most noteworthy group score in a One Day International that remained until April 2006. Gary Kirsten scored 188 not out against United Arab Emirates at Rawalpindi, Pakistan. This turned into the most elevated individual score ever in any World Cup coordinate until it was outperformed by first Chris Gayle of the West Indies and later Martin Guptill who scored 215 and 237 separately in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.


This World Cup was held in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Contention hounded the competition before any diversions were played; Australia and the West Indies would not send their groups to Sri Lanka following the Central Bank besieging by the Tamil Tigers in January 1996. Sri Lanka, notwithstanding offering greatest security to the groups, scrutinized the legitimacy of refering to security concerns when the International Cricket Council had decided it was protected. After broad arrangements, the ICC decided that Sri Lanka would be granted the two diversions on relinquish. Because of this choice, Sri Lanka naturally fit the bill for the quarter-finals before playing an amusement.


All the test playing nations took an interest in the challenge including Zimbabwe who following the last world glass turned into the ninth Full Test status individual from the ICC. The Three Associate groups (already one) to qualify through the 1994 ICC Trophy additionally made their World Cup makes a big appearance in 1996: the United Arab Emirates, Kenya and the Netherlands. The Dutch lost the majority of their five matches while the U.A.E. just beat the Dutch. Kenya, in any case, recorded an unexpected triumph over the West Indies in Pune.

Full Members:

  • Pakistan
  • India
  • Australia
  • England
  • New Zealand
  • Sri Lanka
  • West Indies
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe

Associate Members:

  • Kenya
  • Netherlands
  • U.A.E

1996 cricket world cup Final:

Sri Lanka won the hurl and handled. Mark Taylor (74 from 83 balls, 8 fours, 1 six) and Ricky Ponting (45 from 73 balls, 2 fours) shared a second-wicket organization of 101 runs. When Ponting and Taylor were ruled out, in any case, Australia tumbled from 137/1 to 170/5 as the acclaimed four-pronged turn assault of Sri Lanka caused significant damage. Regardless of the droop, Australia battled on to 241/7 from their 50 overs.


Leading Run Scorer

Sachin Tendulkar              523         India

Mark Waugh                      484         Australia

Aravinda de Silve              448         Sri Lanka

Gary Kristen                       391         South Africa

Saeed Anwar                     329         Pakistan

Leading Wicket Taker

Anil Kumble                        15           India

Waqar Younus                   13           Pakistan

Paul Strang                         12           Zimbabwe

Roger Harper                     12           West Indies

Damien Fleming               12           Australia

Shane Warne                     12           Australia


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