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1996 Wills World Cup
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Administrator International Cricket Council
Cricket Format One Day International
Tournament Format Round robin and Knockout
Hosts Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan
Flag of India India India
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Champions Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Participants 12
Matches Played 37
Most runs Flag of India India Sachin Tendulkar (523)
Most wickets Flag of India India Anil Kumble (15)
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The 1996 Cricket World Cup, also called the Wills World Cup after its official sponsors, ITC's Wills brand, was the sixth Cricket World Cup, organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC). It was the second World Cup to be hosted by Pakistan and India, and for the first time by Sri Lanka. The tournament was won by Sri Lanka, who defeated Australia in the final at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

Hosts

The 1996 World Cup was played in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Controversy dogged the tournament before any games were played, however, when Australia and the West Indies refused to send their teams to Sri Lanka following the Central Bank bombing by the Tamil Tigers in January, citing security concerns. Sri Lanka, in addition to offering maximum security to the teams, questioned the validity of citing security concerns when the International Cricket Council had determined it was safe. After extensive negotiations, the ICC ruled that Sri Lanka would be awarded both games on forfeit. As a result of this decision, Sri Lanka automatically qualified for the quarter-finals before playing a game.

Host cities and venues

India hosted 17 matches at 17 different venues, while Pakistan hosted 16 matches at 6 venues and Sri Lanka hosted 4 matches at 3 venues.

India

Cities Venues Capacity Matches
Kolkata, West Bengal Eden Gardens 90,000 1
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh Green Park 45,000 1
Mohali, Punjab Punjab Cricket Association Stadium 40,000 1
Bengaluru, Karnataka M. Chinnaswamy Stadium 55,000 1
Chennai, Tamil Nadu M. A. Chidambaram Stadium 50,000 1
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium 30,000 1
Cuttack, Odisha Barabati Stadium 25,000 1
Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh Roop Singh Stadium 25,000 1
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh Indira Priyadarshini Stadium 25,000 1
Patna, Bihar Moin-ul-Haq Stadium 25,000 1
Pune, Maharashtra Nehru Stadium 25,000 1
Mumbai, Maharashtra Wankhede Stadium 45,000 1
Ahmedabad, Gujarat Sardar Patel Stadium 48,000 1
Vadodara, Gujarat Moti Bagh Stadium 18,000 1
Jaipur, Rajasthan Sawai Mansingh Stadium 30,000 1
Nagpur, Maharashtra Vidarbha C.A. Ground 40,000 1
Delhi Feroz Shah Kotla Ground 48,000 1

Pakistan

Cities Venues Capacity Matches
Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Arbab Niaz Stadium 30,000 2
Lahore, Punjab Gaddafi Stadium 60,000 4
Faisalabad, Punjab Iqbal Stadium 25,000 3
Gujranwala, Punjab Jinnah Stadium 12,000 1
Karachi, Sindh National Stadium 30,000 3
Rawalpindi, Punjab Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium 15,000 3

Sri Lanka

Cities Venues Capacity Matches
Kandy Asgiriya Stadium 25,000 1
Colombo R. Premadasa Stadium 35,000 2
Colombo Sinhalese Sports Club Ground 10,000 1

Squads

Main article: 1996 Cricket World Cup squads

Teams

Three teams made their World Cup debuts in 1996: the United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands and Kenya. The Netherlands lost all of their five matches while the U.A.E. only beat the Dutch. Kenya, however, recorded a surprise victory over the West Indies in Pune.

Overview

The Sri Lankans, coached by Dav Whatmore and captained by Arjuna Ranatunga, used Man of the Series Sanath Jayasuriya and Romesh Kaluwitharana as opening batsmen to take advantage of the fielding restrictions during the first 15 overs of each innings. At a time when 50 or 60 runs in the first 15 overs was considered adequate, Sri Lanka scored 117 runs in those overs against India, 123 against Kenya, 121 against England in the quarter-final and 86 against India in the semi-final. Against Kenya, Sri Lanka made 398 for 5, a new record for the highest team score in a One Day International that stood until April 2006.

Sri Lanka won the first semi-final over India at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in front of a crowd unofficially estimated at 110 000. Chasing Sri Lanka's innings of 251 for 8, India had slumped to 120 for 8 in the 35th over when sections of crowd began to throw fruit and plastic bottles onto the field. The players left the field for 20 minutes in an attempt to quieten the crowd. When the players returned for play, more bottles were thrown onto the field and fires were lit in the stand. Match referee Clive Lloyd awarded the match to Sri Lanka, the first default ever in a Test or One Day International (as of 2012, there has only been two defaults in a Test or One Day International).

In the second semi-final in Mohali, Australia recovered from 15 for 4 to reach 207 for 8 from their 50 overs. The West Indians had reached 165 for 2 in the 42nd over before losing their last 8 wickets for 37 runs in 50 balls.

Sri Lanka won the toss in the final and sent Australia in to bat despite the team batting first having won all five previous World Cup finals. Mark Taylor top scored with 74 in Australia's total of 241 for 7. After Australia had put down no fewer than five catches, Sri Lanka won the match in the 47th over with Aravinda de Silva following his 3 for 42 with an unbeaten 107 to win the Player of the Match award. It was the first time a tournament host or co-host had won the cricket World Cup.

Group stage

Group A

Main article: 1996 Cricket World Cup Group A
Team Pts Pld W L NR T NRR
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 10550001.60
Flag of Australia Australia 6532000.90
Flag of India India 6532000.45
Flag of West Indies West Indies 452300−0.13
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe 251400−0.93
Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya 251400−1.00


16 February
Scorecard
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe
151/9 (50 overs)
v Flag of West Indies West Indies
155/4 (29.3 overs)
West Indies won by 6 wickets
Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad
Umpires: Steve Dunne and Srinivas Venkataraghavan
Player of the match: Curtley Ambrose (WI)
Grant Flower 31 (54)
Curtley Ambrose 3/28 (10 overs)
Sherwin Campbell 47 (88)
Paul Strang 4/40 (7.3 overs)

17 February
Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
v Flag of Australia Australia
Sri Lanka won by a walkover
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Mahboob Shah and Cyril Mitchley
  • Australia forfeited the match due to safety concerns, and were in Bombay at the time of the match.

18 February
Scorecard
Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya
199/6 (50 overs)
v Flag of India India
203/3 (41.5 overs)
India won by 7 wickets
Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
Umpires: K. T. Francis and David Shepherd
Player of the match: Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)
Steve Tikolo 65 (83)
Anil Kumble 3/28 (10 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 127* (138)
Steve Tikolo 1/26 (3 overs)

21 February
Scorecard
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe
228/6 (50 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
229/4 (37 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
Umpires: Steve Dunne and Mahboob Shah
Player of the match: Aravinda de Silva (SL)
Alistair Campbell 75 (102)
Chaminda Vaas 2/30 (10 overs)
Aravinda de Silva 91 (86)
Heath Streak 3/60 (10 overs)

21 February
Scorecard
Flag of West Indies West Indies
173 (50 overs)
v Flag of India India
174/5 (39.4 overs)
India won by 5 wickets
Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior
Umpires: Khizer Hayat and Ian Robinson
Player of the match: Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)
Richie Richardson 47 (70)
Anil Kumble 3/35 (10 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 70 (91)
Roger Harper 2/34 (9 overs)

23 February
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
304/7 (50 overs)
v Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya
207/7 (50 overs)
Australia won by 97 runs
Indira Priyadarshini Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Umpires: Cyril Mitchley and David Shepherd
Player of the match: Mark Waugh (Aus)
Mark Waugh 130 (128)
Rajab Ali 3/45 (10 overs)
Kennedy Otieno 85 (137)
Paul Reiffel 2/18 (7 overs)

26 February
Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
v Flag of West Indies West Indies
Sri Lanka won by a walkover
Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Mahboob Shah and V.K. Ramaswamy
  • West Indies forfeited the match due to safety concerns.

26 February
Scorecard
Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya
134 (49.4 overs)
v Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe
137/5 (42.2 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 5 wickets
Moin-ul-Haq Stadium, Patna
Umpires: Khizer Hayat and Cyril Mitchley
Player of the match: Paul Strang (Zim)
Dipak Chudasama 34 (66)
Paul Strang 5/21 (9.4 overs)
Grant Flower 45 (112)
Rajab Ali 3/22 (8 overs)
  • This game was scheduled to be played on 25 February. That game started but was abandoned after 15.5 overs in the Zimbabwe innings.

27 February
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
258 (50 overs)
v Flag of India India
242 (48 overs)
Australia won by 16 runs
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: Steve Dunne and David Shepherd
Player of the match: Mark Waugh (Aus)
Mark Waugh 126 (135)
Venkatapathy Raju 2/48 (10 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 90 (84)
Damien Fleming 5/36 (9 overs)

29 February
Scorecard
Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya
166 (49.3 overs)
v Flag of West Indies West Indies
93 (35.2 overs)
Kenya won by 73 runs
Nehru Stadium, Pune
Umpires: Khizer Hayat and V.K. Ramaswamy
Player of the match: Maurice Odumbe (Ken)
Steve Tikolo 29 (50)
Courtney Walsh 3/46 (9 overs)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 19 (48)
Maurice Odumbe 3/15 (10 overs)

1 March
Scorecard
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe
154 all out (45.3 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
158/2 (36 overs)
Australia won by 8 wickets
Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
Umpires: Steve Dunne and David Shepherd
Player of the match: Shane Warne (Aus)
Andy Waller 67 (101)
Shane Warne 4/34 (9.3 overs)
Mark Waugh 76* (109)
Paul Strang 2/33 (10 overs)

2 March
Scorecard
Flag of India India
271/3 (50 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
272/4 (48.4 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Umpires: Cyril Mitchley and Ian Robinson
Player of the match: Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)
Sachin Tendulkar 137 (137)
Ravindra Pushpakumara 1/53 (8 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 79 (76)
Anil Kumble 2/39 (10 overs)

4 March
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
229/6 (50 overs)
v Flag of West Indies West Indies
232/6 (48.5 overs)
West Indies won by 4 wickets
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Umpires: Mahboob Shah and David Shepherd
Player of the match: Richie Richardson (WI)
Ricky Ponting 102 (112)
Courtney Walsh 2/35 (9 overs)
Richie Richardson 93* (133)
Mark Waugh 3/38 (10 overs)

6 March
Scorecard
Flag of India India
247/5 (50 overs)
v Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe
207 all out (49.4 overs)
India won by 40 runs
Green Park, Kanpur
Umpires: Steve Bucknor and Cyril Mitchley
Player of the match: Ajay Jadeja (Ind)
Vinod Kambli 106 (110)
Charlie Lock 2/57 (10 overs)
Heath Streak 30 (39)
Venkatapathy Raju 3/30 (10 overs)

6 March
Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
398/5 (50 overs)
v Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya
254/7 (50 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 144 runs
Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy
Umpires: Steve Dunne and V.K. Ramaswamy
Player of the match: Aravinda De Silva (SL)
Aravinda De Silva 145 (115)
Tito Odumbe 2/34 (5 overs)
Steve Tikolo 96 (95)
Arjuna Ranatunga 2/31 (5 overs)

Group B

Main article: 1996 Cricket World Cup Group B
Team Pts Pld W L NR T NRR
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 10550002.04
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 8541000.96
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 6532000.55
Flag of England England 4523000.08
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates 251400−1.83
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 050500−1.92


14 February
Scorecard
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
239/6 (50 overs)
v Flag of England England
228/9 (50 overs)
New Zealand won by 11 runs
Gujarat Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
Umpires: B.C. Cooray and Steve Randell
Player of the match: Nathan Astle (NZ)
Nathan Astle 101 (132)
Graeme Hick 2/45 (9 overs)
Graeme Hick 85 (102)
Dion Nash 3/26 (7 overs)

16 February
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
321/2 (50 overs)
v Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
152/8 (50 overs)
South Africa won by 169 runs
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Umpires: Steve Bucknor and V.K. Ramaswamy
Player of the match: Gary Kirsten (SA)
Gary Kirsten 188* (159)
Johanne Samarasekera 1/39 (9 overs)
Arshad Laeeq 43 (79)
Brian McMillan 3/11 (8 overs)

17 February
Scorecard
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
307/8 (50 overs)
v Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
188/7 (50 overs)
New Zealand won by 119 runs
Moti Bagh Stadium, Baroda
Umpires: Khizer Hayat and Ian Robinson
Player of the match: Craig Spearman (NZ)
Craig Spearman 68 (59)
Steven Lubbers 3/48 (9 overs)
Roland Lefebvre 45 (64)
Chris Harris 3/24 (10 overs)

18 February
Scorecard
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
136 (48.3 overs)
v Flag of England England
140/2 (35 overs)
England won by 8 wickets
Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar
Umpires: B.C. Cooray and V.K. Ramaswamy
Player of the match: Neil Smith (Eng)
Mazhar Hussain 33 (59)
Neil Smith 3/29
Graham Thorpe 44* (66)
Arshad Laeeq 1/25 (7 overs)

20 February
Scorecard
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
177/9 (50 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
178/5 (37.3 overs)
South Africa won by 5 wickets
Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Umpires: Steve Randell and Srinivas Venkataraghavan
Player of the match: Hansie Cronje (SA)
Stephen Fleming 33 (79)
Allan Donald 3/34 (10 overs)
Hansie Cronje 78 (64)
Nathan Astle 2/10 (3 overs)

22 February
Scorecard
Flag of England England
279/4 (50 overs)
v Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
230/6 (50 overs)
England won by 49 runs
Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar
Umpires: Steve Bucknor and K.T. Francis
Player of the match: Graeme Hick (Eng)
Graeme Hick 104* (133)
Roland Lefebvre 1/40 (10 overs)
Klaas van Noortwijk 64 (82)
Phil DeFreitas 3/31 (10 overs)

24 February
Scorecard
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
109/9 (33 overs)
v Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
112/1 (18 overs)
Pakistan won by 9 wickets
Jinnah Stadium, Gujranwala
Umpires: B.C. Cooray and Srinivas Venkataraghavan
Player of the match: Mushtaq Ahmed (Pak)
Shaukat Dukanwala 21* (19)
Mushtaq Ahmed 3/16 (7 overs)
Ijaz Ahmed 50* (57)
Johanne Samarasekera 1/17 (3 overs)

25 February
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
230 all out (50 overs)
v Flag of England England
152 all out (44.3 overs)
South Africa won by 78 runs
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Umpires: Steve Randell and Ian Robinson
Player of the match: Jonty Rhodes (SA)
Gary Kirsten 38 (60)
Peter Martin 3/33 (10 overs)
Graham Thorpe 46 (69)
Shaun Pollock 2/16 (8 overs)

26 February
Scorecard
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
145/7 (50 overs)
v Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
151/2 (30.4 overs)
Pakistan won by 8 wickets
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Umpires: K.T. Francis and Steve Bucknor
Player of the match: Waqar Younis (Pak)
Flavian Aponso 58
Waqar Younis 4/26
Saeed Anwar 83*
Peter Cantrell 1/18 (4 overs)

27 February
Scorecard
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
276/8 (47 overs)
v Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
167/9 (47 overs)
New Zealand won by 109 runs
Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Umpires: B.C. Cooray and Srinivas Venkataraghavan
Player of the match: Roger Twose (NZ)
Roger Twose 92 (112)
Azhar Saeed 3/45 (7 overs)
Johanne Samarasekera 47 (59)
Shane Thomson 3/20
  • Match reduced to 47 overs a side due to heavy fog at the start of the match.

29 February
Scorecard
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
242/6 (50 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
243/5 (44.2 overs)
South Africa won by 5 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: K.T. Francis and Steve Bucknor
Player of the match: Hansie Cronje (SA)
Aamir Sohail 111 (139)
Hansie Cronje 2/20 (5 overs)
Daryll Cullinan 65 (76)
Waqar Younis 3/50 (8 overs)
  • Bucknor replaced Ian Robinson as an umpire in this match after protests by Pakistan.

1 March
Scorecard
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
216/9 (50 overs)
v Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
220/3 (44.2 overs)
United Arab Emirates won by 7 wickets
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Umpires: Mahboob Shah and Steve Randell
Player of the match: Shaukat Dukanwala (UAE)
Peter Cantrell 47 (106)
Shaukat Dukanwala 5/29 (10 overs)
Saleem Raza 84 (68)
Roland Lefebvre 1/24 (8 overs)
  • This was the first ever official ODI between two ICC Associate teams.

3 March
Scorecard
Flag of England England
249/9 (50 overs)
v Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
250/3 (47.4 overs)
Pakistan won by 7 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: B.C. Cooray and Srinivas Venkataraghavan
Player of the match: Aamer Sohail (Pak)
Robin Smith 75 (92)
Mushtaq Ahmed 3/53 (10 overs)
Saeed Anwar 71 (72)
Dominic Cork 2/59 (10 overs)

5 March
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
328/3 (50 overs)
v Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
168/8 (50 overs)
South Africa won by 160 runs
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Umpires: Khizer Hayat and Steve Randell
Player of the match: Andrew Hudson (SA)
Andrew Hudson 161 (132)
Eric Gouka 1/32 (2 overs)
Nolan Clarke 32 (46)
Allan Donald 2/21 (6 overs)

6 March
Scorecard
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
281/5 (50 overs)
v Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
235 (47.3 overs)
Pakistan won by 46 runs
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Umpires: K.T. Francis and Ian Robinson
Player of the match: Saleem Malik (Pak)
Saeed Anwar 62 (67)
Robert Kennedy 1/32 (5 overs)
Stephen Fleming 42 (43)
Mushtaq Ahmed 2/32 (10 overs)

Knockout stage

Main article: 1996 Cricket World Cup knockout stage
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
9 March – Faisalabad, Pakistan        
 Flag of England England  235/8
13 March – Calcutta, India
 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka  236/5  
 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka  251/8
9 March – Bangalore, India
     Flag of India India  120/8  
 Flag of India India  287/8
17 March – Lahore, Pakistan
 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan  248/9  
 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka  245/3
11 March – Karachi, Pakistan    
   Flag of Australia Australia  241/7
 Flag of West Indies West Indies  264/8
14 March – Mohali, India
 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa  245  
 Flag of West Indies West Indies  202
11 March – Chennai, India
     Flag of Australia Australia  207/8  
 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand  286/9
 Flag of Australia Australia  289/4  
 

Quarter-finals

9 March
Scorecard
Flag of England England
235/8 (50 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
236/5 (40.4 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Umpires: Mahboob Shah and Ian Robinson
Player of the match: Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)
Phil DeFreitas 67 (64)
Kumar Dharmasena 2/30 (10 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 82 (44)
Dermot Reeve 1/14 (4 overs)

9 March
Scorecard
Flag of India India
287/8 (50 overs)
v Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
248/9 (49 overs)
India won by 39 runs
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Umpires: Steve Bucknor and David Shepherd
Player of the match: Navjot Sidhu (Ind)
Navjot Sidhu 93 (115)
Mushtaq Ahmed 2/56 (10 overs)
Aamer Sohail 55 (46)
Venkatesh Prasad 3/45 (10 overs)
  • Pakistan was fined 1 over for a slow over rate

11 March
Scorecard
Flag of West Indies West Indies
264/8 (50 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
245 (49.3 overs)
West Indies won by 19 runs
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: K.T. Francis and Steve Randell
Player of the match: Brian Lara (WI)
Brian Lara 111 (94)
Brian McMillan 2/37 (10 overs)
Daryll Cullinan 69 (78)
Roger Harper 4/47 (10 overs)

11 March
Scorecard
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
286/9 (50 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
289/4 (47.5 overs)
Australia won by 6 wickets
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Umpires: Cyril Mitchley and Srinivas Venkataraghavan
Player of the match: Mark Waugh (Aus)
Chris Harris 130 (124)
Glenn McGrath 2/50 (9 overs)
Mark Waugh 110 (112)
Nathan Astle 1/21 (3 overs)

Semi-finals

13 March
Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
251/8 (50 overs)
v Flag of India India
120/8 (34.1 overs)
Sri Lanka was awarded the match
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Umpires: Steve Dunne and Cyril Mitchley
Player of the match: Aravinda de Silva (SL)
Aravinda de Silva 66 (47)
Javagal Srinath 3/34 (7 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 65 (88)
Sanath Jayasuriya 3/12 (7 overs)
  • The match was awarded to Sri Lanka by match referee Clive Lloyd when play could not continue due to the rioting crowd.

14 March
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
207/8 (50 overs)
v Flag of West Indies West Indies
202 all out (49.3 overs)
Australia won by 5 runs
Punjab C.A. Stadium, Mohali
Umpires: B.C. Cooray and S Venkataraghavan
Player of the match: Shane Warne (Aus)
Stuart Law 72 (105)
Curtly Ambrose 2/26 (10 overs)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 80 (126)
Shane Warne 4/36 (9 overs)

Final

Main article: 1996 Cricket World Cup Final
17 March
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
241/7 (50 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
245/3 (46.2 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Umpires: Steve Bucknor and David Shepherd
Player of the match: Aravinda de Silva (SL)
Mark Taylor 74 (83)
Aravinda de Silva 3/42 (9 overs)
Aravinda de Silva 107 (124)
Damien Fleming 1/43 (6 overs)

Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to field. Mark Taylor (74 from 83 balls, 8 fours, 1 six) and Ricky Ponting (45 from 73 balls, 2 fours) shared a second-wicket partnership of 101 runs. When Ponting and Taylor were dismissed, however, Australia fell from 1/137 to 5/170 as the famed 4-pronged spin attack of Sri Lanka took its toll. Despite the slump, Australia struggled on to 241 (7 wickets, 50 overs).

Statistics

Main article: 1996 Cricket World Cup statistics
Leading run scorers
Runs Player Country
523 Sachin Tendulkar Flag of India India
484 Mark Waugh Flag of Australia Australia
448 Aravinda de Silva Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
391 Gary Kirsten Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
329 Saeed Anwar Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
Leading wicket takers
Wickets Player Country
15 Anil Kumble Flag of India India
13 Waqar Younis Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
12
Paul Strang Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe
Roger Harper Flag of West Indies West Indies
Damien Fleming Flag of Australia Australia
Shane Warne Flag of Australia Australia

List of centuries

No. Name Score Balls 4s 6s S/R Team Opposition Venue Date ODI #.
1. NJ Astle 101 132 8 2 76.51 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Flag of England England Ahmedabad 14 Feb 1996 1048
2. G Kirsten 188* 159 13 4 118.23 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates Rawalpindi 16 Feb 1996 1049
3. SR Tendulkar 127* 138 15 1 92.02 Flag of India India Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya Barabati Stadium, Cuttack 18 Feb 1996 1052
4. GA Hick 104* 133 6 2 78.19 Flag of England England Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Peshawar 22 Feb 1996 1057
5. ME Waugh 130 128 14 1 101.56 Flag of Australia Australia Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya Visakhapatnam 23 Feb 1996 1058
6. ME Waugh 126 135 8 3 93.33 Flag of Australia Australia Flag of India India Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 27 Feb 1996 1065
7. Aamer Sohail 111 139 8 0 79.85 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa National Stadium, Karachi 29 Feb 1996 1067
8. SR Tendulkar 137 137 8 5 100.00 Flag of India India Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka FSK, Delhi 2 Mar 1996 1070
9. RT Ponting 102 112 5 1 91.07 Flag of Australia Australia Flag of West Indies West Indies Jaipur 4 Mar 1996 1072
10. AC Hudson 161 132 13 4 121.96 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Rawalpindi 5 Mar 1996 1073
11. PA de Silva 145 115 14 5 126.08 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya Kandy 6 Mar 1996 1074
12. VG Kambli 106 110 11 0 96.36 Flag of India India Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe Green Park, Kanpur 6 Mar 1996 1075
13. BC Lara 111 94 16 0 118.08 Flag of West Indies West Indies Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa National Stadium, Karachi 11 Mar 1996 1079
14. CZ Harris 130 124 13 4 104.83 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Flag of Australia Australia Chennai 11 Mar 1996 1080
15. ME Waugh 110 112 6 2 98.21 Flag of Australia Australia Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Chennai 11 Mar 1996 1080
16. PA de Silva 107* 124 13 0 86.29 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Flag of Australia Australia Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 17 Mar 1996 1083

Trivia

  • This was the last ODI World Cup where the West Indies progressed to Semi-finals.

External links

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