1st SF (D/N), Wills World Cup at Kolkata, Mar 13 1996
34.1/50 ov, target 252
Sri Lanka won by default
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka Innings (50 overs maximum)
ST Jayasuriya c Prasad b Srinath1340033.33
RS Kaluwitharana c Manjrekar b Srinath011000.00
AP Gurusinha c Kumble b Srinath11629006.25
PA de Silva  b Kumble664763140140.42
RS Mahanama retired hurt581011266057.42
A Ranatunga (c)lbw b Tendulkar3542724083.33
HP Tillakaratne c Tendulkar b Prasad3243511074.41
HDPK Dharmasena  b Tendulkar920210045.00
WPUJC Vaas run out (Azharuddin)23161930143.75
GP Wickramasinghe not out49100044.44
M Muralitharan not out54400125.00
Extras(b 1, lb 10, nb 2, w 4)17
TOTAL(50 Ov, RR: 5.02)251/8
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Romesh Kaluwitharana), 2-1 (Sanath Jayasuriya), 3-35 (Asanka Gurusinha), 4-85 (Aravinda de Silva), 5-168 (Arjuna Ranatunga), 5-182* (Roshan Mahanama, retired not out ), 6-206 (Kumar Dharmasena), 7-236 (Hashan Tillakaratne), 8-244 (Chaminda Vaas)
J Srinath713434.85---00
A Kumble1005115.10---10
BKV Prasad805016.25---22
AR Kapoor1004004.00---00
A Jadeja503106.20---00
SR Tendulkar1013423.40---10
India Innings (target: 252 runs from 50 overs)
SR Tendulkar st †Kaluwitharana b Jayasuriya6588969073.86
NS Sidhu c Jayasuriya b Vaas3870037.50
SV Manjrekar  b Jayasuriya25481051052.08
M Azharuddin (c)c & b Dharmasena063000.00
VG Kambli not out1029490034.48
J Srinath run out66810100.00
A Jadeja  b Jayasuriya0119000.00
NR Mongia c Jayasuriya b de Silva18100012.50
AR Kapoor c de Silva b Muralitharan011000.00
A Kumble not out00100-
Extras(lb 5, w 5)10
TOTAL(34.1 Ov, RR: 3.51)120/8
Did not bat: BKV Prasad 
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Navjot Sidhu), 2-98 (Sachin Tendulkar), 3-99 (Mohammad Azharuddin), 4-101 (Sanjay Manjrekar), 5-110 (Javagal Srinath), 6-115 (Ajay Jadeja), 7-120 (Nayan Mongia), 8-120 (Aashish Kapoor)
GP Wickramasinghe502404.80---20
WPUJC Vaas612313.83---00
M Muralitharan7.102914.04---10
HDPK Dharmasena702413.42---00
ST Jayasuriya711231.71---10
PA de Silva20311.50---10
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
TossIndia , elected to field first
SeriesWorld Cup
Player Of The Match
Aravinda de Silva
Series resultSri Lanka advanced
Match numberODI no. 1081
Match days13 March 1996 - day/night match (50-over match)
Steve Dunne
Cyril Mitchley
TV Umpire
Mahboob Shah
Match Referee
Sir Clive Lloyd
4th win for the team batting first from 5 matches under lights at Eden Gardens.
  • Sri Lanka qualify for their 1st ever World Cup final.
  • Sri Lanka's 1st ever World Cup semi final.
  • RS Mahanama retired hurt at 182/5 (37.2 overs) (leg injury)
  • At the fall of the 8th Indian wicket, sections of the crowd vented their disgust with the state of the match by setting fire to some areas of the stands and throwing fruit and waterbottles onto the field. The match was briefly stopped and when play was about to resume, the crowd again threw bottles at the deep fielders. The match referee stopped the game and the game was awarded to Sri Lanka by default.