Wills World Cup 1995/96

Winner - Sri Lanka

Working the World Cups

Behind the scenes at a global tournament mostly involves endless meetings, faxes, waiting around, and dealing with fans' and the media's outrage

Men of the Finals

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On the biggest stage of them all, after Sri Lanka lost their openers early, de Silva stood head and shoulders above the competition and his team-mates

Fringe Benefits: Aasif Karim

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The former Kenya captain recalls Kenya's shock win over West Indies in 1996 and his spell that had Australia quivering in 2003

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
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Arjuna Ranatunga and Asanka Gurusinha celebrate after winning the World Cup
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Aravinda de Silva celebrates Sri Lanka's World Cup win
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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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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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