Wills World Cup 1995/96

Winner - Sri Lanka

Asanka Gurusinha

'I had the confidence that I could clear any ground'

He may not have played T20, but Asanka Gurusinha would have fit right in if he had

Greatest Teams

One-day giants

Five one-day international sides that have left a lasting mark on the game

Back in the hood, nothing's the same

Fifteen years after the last World Cup in Asia, the tournament returns to the region, but where previously a shared culture provided some of the bonds, now money talks

Points Table

Group A

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR
Sri Lanka 5 5 0 0 0 10 +1.607
Australia 5 3 2 0 0 6 +0.903
India 5 3 2 0 0 6 +0.452
West Indies 5 2 3 0 0 4 -0.134
Zimbabwe 5 1 4 0 0 2 -0.939
Kenya 5 1 4 0 0 2 -1.007

Group B

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR
South Africa 5 5 0 0 0 10 +2.043
Pakistan 5 4 1 0 0 8 +0.961
New Zealand 5 3 2 0 0 6 +0.552
England 5 2 3 0 0 4 +0.079
U.A.E. 5 1 4 0 0 2 -1.830
Netherlands 5 0 5 0 0 0 -1.923
Arjuna Ranatunga with the World Cup trophy, 17 March 1996
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Arjuna Ranatunga lifts the World Cup
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Sri Lankan fans celebrate the World Cup win over Australia
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Sri Lanka celebrate their victory
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Sri Lanka win the World Cup
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Arjuna Ranatunga holds the Wills World Cup aloft
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Squads

Mark Taylor (c) Ian Healy
Michael Bevan Damien Fleming
Stuart Law Shane Lee
Craig McDermott Glenn McGrath
Ricky Ponting Paul Reiffel
Michael Slater Shane Warne
Mark Waugh Steve Waugh
Tournament Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Lahore - Mar 17, 1996
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
Australia v West Indies at Mohali - Mar 14, 1996
Australia won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Kolkata - Mar 13, 1996
Sri Lanka won by default
Australia v New Zealand at Chennai - Mar 11, 1996
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
South Africa v West Indies at Karachi - Mar 11, 1996
West Indies won by 19 runs
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