Wills World Cup, 1995/96 / Scorecard

Wills World Cup - Final

Australia v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)

Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Taylor* c Jayasuriya b de Silva 74 109 83 8 1 89.15
ME Waugh c Jayasuriya b Vaas 12 29 15 1 0 80.00
RT Ponting b de Silva 45 90 73 2 0 61.64
SR Waugh c de Silva b Dharmasena 13 32 25 0 0 52.00
SK Warne st †Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan 2 4 5 0 0 40.00
SG Law c de Silva b Jayasuriya 22 43 30 0 1 73.33
MG Bevan not out 36 58 49 2 0 73.46
IA Healy b de Silva 2 2 3 0 0 66.66
PR Reiffel not out 13 21 18 0 0 72.22
Extras (lb 10, w 11, nb 1) 22
Total (7 wickets; 50 overs) 241 (4.82 runs per over)
Did not bat DW Fleming, GD McGrath
Fall of wickets 1-36 (ME Waugh), 2-137 (Taylor), 3-152 (Ponting), 4-156 (Warne), 5-170 (SR Waugh), 6-202 (Law), 7-205 (Healy)
Bowling O M R W Econ
GP Wickramasinghe 7 0 38 0 5.42 (2w)
WPUJC Vaas 6 1 30 1 5.00
M Muralitharan 10 0 31 1 3.10 (1w)
HDPK Dharmasena 10 0 47 1 4.70 (1nb)
ST Jayasuriya 8 0 43 1 5.37 (5w)
PA de Silva 9 0 42 3 4.66 (3w)
Sri Lanka innings (target: 242 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
ST Jayasuriya run out 9 9 7 1 0 128.57
RS Kaluwitharana c Bevan b Fleming 6 27 13 0 0 46.15
AP Gurusinha b Reiffel 65 119 99 6 1 65.65
PA de Silva not out 107 176 124 13 0 86.29
A Ranatunga* not out 47 72 37 4 1 127.02
Extras (b 1, lb 4, w 5, nb 1) 11
Total (3 wickets; 46.2 overs) 245 (5.28 runs per over)
Did not bat HP Tillakaratne, RS Mahanama, HDPK Dharmasena, WPUJC Vaas, GP Wickramasinghe, M Muralitharan
Fall of wickets 1-12 (Jayasuriya), 2-23 (Kaluwitharana), 3-148 (Gurusinha)
Bowling O M R W Econ
GD McGrath 8.2 1 28 0 3.36
DW Fleming 6 0 43 1 7.16 (4w)
SK Warne 10 0 58 0 5.80 (1nb, 1w)
PR Reiffel 10 0 49 1 4.90
ME Waugh 6 0 35 0 5.83
SR Waugh 3 0 15 0 5.00 (1nb)
MG Bevan 3 0 12 0 4.00
Match details
Toss Sri Lanka, who chose to field
Series Sri Lanka won the 1995/96 Wills World Cup
Player of the match PA de Silva (Sri Lanka)
Player of the series ST Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)
Umpires SA Bucknor (West Indies) and DR Shepherd (England)
TV umpire CJ Mitchley (South Africa)
Match referee CH Lloyd (West Indies)
Match notes
  • Jayasuriya named player of the tournament after the 2nd semi final.
  • MA Taylor and RT Ponting 101, record 2nd wicket partnership in a World Cup final.
  • MA Taylor 74, highest score by an Australian captain in any World Cup match.
  • SK Warne, 1st player to be stumped in a World Cup final (by RS Kaluwitharana).
  • PA de Silva 107*, 3rd ever 100 in a World Cup final. (Previous two: CH Lloyd 102 in 1975, IVA Richards 138* in 1979).
  • Sri Lanka least wickets lost (3) in any World Cup final.
  • PA de Silva, man of the match for an unbeaten 107, 3 wickets, and 2 catches (most runs, most wickets, and equal most catches in the match).
  • Sri Lanka are the 1st host country to win a World Cup, and the 1st country to win a World Cup final batting second.
  • Sri Lanka win their 1st World Cup after only winning a total of 4 matches in the previous 5 World Cups.
 
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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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Mar 17, 1996

Arjuna Ranatunga and Asanka Gurusinha celebrate after winning the World Cup, Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup 1996, final, Lahore, March 17, 1996

Arjuna Ranatunga and Asanka Gurusinha celebrate after winning the World Cup

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Mar 17, 1996

Aravinda de Silva celebrates Sri Lanka's World Cup win, Colombo, March 17, 1996

Aravinda de Silva celebrates Sri Lanka's World Cup win

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