Result
9th Match, Colombo (SSC), Feb 21 1996, Wills World Cup
228/6
(37/50 ov, target 229)
229/4
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 78 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Zimbabwe Innings (50 overs maximum)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
A Flower (c) †run out (Vaas)818271044.44
GW Flower run out (Jayasuriya)1532580046.87
GJ Whittall c Jayasuriya b Muralitharan3564745054.68
ADR Campbell c Muralitharan b Vaas751021258073.52
AC Waller  b Jayasuriya1936551052.77
CN Evans not out39344550114.70
HH Streak c de Silva b Vaas15131700115.38
PA Strang not out012000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 16, nb 1, w 4)22
TOTAL(50 Ov, RR: 4.56)228/6
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Andy Flower), 2-51 (Grant Flower), 3-92 (Guy Whittall), 4-160 (Andy Waller), 5-194 (Alistair Campbell), 6-227 (Heath Streak)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
WPUJC Vaas1003023.00---00
GP Wickramasinghe803604.50---00
A Ranatunga201407.00---00
HDPK Dharmasena1015005.00---00
M Muralitharan1003713.70---00
ST Jayasuriya1004414.40---00
Sri Lanka Innings (target: 229 runs from 50 overs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
ST Jayasuriya  b Streak611251054.54
RS Kaluwitharana c Peall b Streak015000.00
AP Gurusinha run out871001445687.00
PA de Silva lbw b Streak9186137102105.81
A Ranatunga (c)not out13112910118.18
HP Tillakaratne not out716161043.75
Extras(lb 5, nb 3, w 17)25
TOTAL(37 Ov, RR: 6.18)229/4
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Romesh Kaluwitharana), 2-23 (Sanath Jayasuriya), 3-195 (Asanka Gurusinha), 4-209 (Aravinda de Silva)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
HH Streak1006036.00---122
ACI Lock401704.25---40
EA Brandes803504.37---11
SG Peall302307.66---00
PA Strang504308.60---00
GJ Whittall2020010.00---00
GW Flower512605.20---00
MATCH DETAILS
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
TossZimbabwe , elected to bat first
SeriesWills World Cup 1996
Player Of The Match
Aravinda de Silva
Match numberODI no. 1055
Season1995/96
Match days21 February 1996 (50-over match)
Umpires
Mahboob Shah
Steve Dunne
TV Umpire
Farid Malik
Match Referee
Nasim-ul-Ghani
PointsSri Lanka 2, Zimbabwe 0
MATCH NOTES
AP Gurusinha and PA de Silva 172 for the 3rd wicket, record ODI partnership for any wicket for Sri Lanka (previous best: 170 for the 2nd wicket v India at Delhi 15th Sep 1982), highest partnership for any wicket in Sri Lanka (previous: 166 for the 2nd wicket, SL v NZ at Colombo (Khettarama Stadium)), 13th highest ever 3rd wicket partnership in ODIs for any country, 3rd highest 3rd wicket partnership in the World Cup.
  • AP Gurusinha 87 off 100 balls, 5x4, 6x6.
  • PA de Silva 91 off 86 balls, 10x4, 2x6, highest ever score for a Sri Lankan in the World Cup, highest ever for any player at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground.
  • 1st ever ODI by Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka.