Wills World Cup, Final: Australia v Sri Lanka at Lahore, Mar 17, 1996
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
Played at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (neutral venue)
17 March 1996 - day/night match (50-over match)
  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)
  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)
  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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