- BATSMENRMB4s6sSRc LO Tikolo b EO Odumbe44432753162.96b EO Odumbe33511842183.33c Onyango b Karim841201037381.55c Modi b Suji145153115145126.08not out754940131187.50run out041000.00not out03000-Extras17 (b 1, lb 5, w 11)TOTAL398/5 (50 Overs, RR: 7.96)Fall of wickets: 1-83 (ST Jayasuriya, ), 2-88 (RS Kaluwitharana, ), 3-271 (AP Gurusinha, ), 4-377 (PA de Silva, ), 5-383 (HP Tillakaratne, )
- BATSMENRMB4s6sSRb Muralitharan27402350117.39b Vaas1434281150.00b Dharmasena961229584101.05st †Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan022000.00run out (Muralitharan)41111822050.00not out2545402162.50c Muralitharan b Ranatunga415170023.52c sub (MS Atapattu) b Ranatunga23221821127.77not out2440050.00Extras22 (b 1, lb 9, nb 5, w 7)TOTAL254/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.08)Fall of wickets: 1-47 (KO Otieno, ), 2-51 (DN Chudasama, ), 3-51 (MO Odumbe, ), 4-188 (SO Tikolo, ), 5-196 (HS Modi, ), 6-215 (EO Odumbe, ), 7-246 (LN Onyango, )
Kenya , elected to field first
Player of the match
6 March 1996 (50-over match)
Sri Lanka 2, Kenya 0
- PA de Silva 100 in 92 balls
- PA de Silva 145, highest ever score for Sri Lanka in ODIs (previous best ST Jayasuriya 140 v NZ at Bloemfontein 08/12/1994), first ever century for Sri Lanka in the World Cup.
- A Ranatunga 50 in 29 balls
- Gurusinha dropped by Onyango off Karim when on 79.
- Gurusinha hits a ball outside the ground and the ball is lost. Umpires provide a replacement ball.
- de Silva, and then Ranatunga crossed 5000 runs in ODI cricket, - the first two from Sri Lanka to do so - during this innings.
- Sri Lanka 398 runs, highest ever score in ODI history. Sri Lanka now have the top score, but also have 6 of the top 12 totals scored against them.
- SO Tikolo 96, highest ever score for Kenya.