Wills World Cup, 1st QF: England v Sri Lanka at Faisalabad, Mar 9, 1996
Wills World Cup - 1st quarter final
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 56 balls remaining)
Played at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad (neutral venue)
9 March 1996 (50-over match)
  England innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
RA Smith run out 25 78 41 3 0 60.97
MA Atherton* c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas 22 32 27 2 0 81.48
GA Hick c Ranatunga b Muralitharan 8 27 21 0 0 38.09
GP Thorpe b Dharmasena 14 39 31 1 0 45.16
PAJ DeFreitas lbw b Jayasuriya 67 89 64 5 2 104.68
AJ Stewart b Muralitharan 17 50 38 0 0 44.73
RC Russell b Dharmasena 9 18 17 0 0 52.94
DA Reeve b Jayasuriya 35 37 34 2 0 102.94
D Gough not out 26 34 26 5 0 100.00
PJ Martin not out 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 8, w 4) 12
  Total (8 wickets; 50 overs) 235 (4.70 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GP Wickramasinghe 7 0 43 0 6.14 (1w)
  WPUJC Vaas 8 1 29 1 3.62 (1w)
  M Muralitharan 10 1 37 2 3.70 (1w)
  HDPK Dharmasena 10 0 30 2 3.00
  ST Jayasuriya 9 0 46 2 5.11
  PA de Silva 6 0 42 0 7.00 (1w)
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 236 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
ST Jayasuriya st †Russell b Reeve 82 67 44 13 3 186.36
RS Kaluwitharana b Illingworth 8 7 3 2 0 266.66
AP Gurusinha run out 45 124 63 5 0 71.42
PA de Silva c Smith b Hick 31 38 30 5 0 103.33
A Ranatunga* lbw b Gough 25 14 17 5 0 147.05
HP Tillakaratne not out 19 65 50 1 0 38.00
RS Mahanama not out 22 55 38 2 0 57.89
Extras (lb 1, w 2, nb 1) 4
  Total (5 wickets; 40.4 overs) 236 (5.80 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  PJ Martin 9 1 41 0 4.55 (2w)
  RK Illingworth 10 1 72 1 7.20
  D Gough 10 1 36 1 3.60
  PAJ DeFreitas 3.4 0 38 0 10.36
  DA Reeve 4 1 14 1 3.50 (1nb)
  GA Hick 4 0 34 1 8.50

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - Sri Lanka advanced
Player of the match - ST Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - Mahboob Shah and ID Robinson (Zimbabwe)
TV umpire - VK Ramaswamy (India)
Match referee - Nasim-ul-Ghani

Match Notes


    • 12th ODI between the 2 teams since their first match in 1982.
    • ST Jayasuriya 50 runs off 30 balls, equal fastest 50 in World history.
    • Jayasuriya bowled by a no-ball from Reeve on 82.
    • ST Jayasuriya and AP Gurusinha 101 for the 2nd wicket, record Sri Lankan 2nd wicket partnership in World Cups.
    • DA Reeve and D Gough 62 for the 8th wicket, record 8th wicket partnership for England in ODIs.
    • 4th ever win by Sri Lanka against England, last 3 wins in consecutive matches, 1st win for Sri Lanka against England outside Sri Lanka.
    • 1st time in World Cup history that Sri Lanka qualified for the semi-finals.
    • 1st time in World Cup history that England have not qualified for the semi-finals.
 
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