result
Final (D/N), Lahore, Mar 17 1996, Wills World Cup
(46.2/50 ov, target 242)245/3
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
107* (124), 3/42 & 2 catches
aravinda-de-silva
Player Of The Series
221 runs • 7 wkts
sanath-jayasuriya
Australia INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Mark Taylor (c)c Jayasuriya b de Silva74831098189.15
Mark Waugh c Jayasuriya b Vaas1215291080.00
Ricky Ponting  b de Silva4573902061.64
Steve Waugh c de Silva b Dharmasena1325320052.00
Shane Warne st †Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan2540040.00
Stuart Law c de Silva b Jayasuriya2230430173.33
Michael Bevan not out 3649582073.46
Ian Healy  b de Silva2320066.66
Paul Reiffel not out 1318210072.22
Extras(lb 10, nb 1, w 11)22
TOTAL(50 Ov, RR: 4.82)241/7
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Mark Waugh), 2-137 (Mark Taylor), 3-152 (Ricky Ponting), 4-156 (Shane Warne), 5-170 (Steve Waugh), 6-202 (Stuart Law), 7-205 (Ian Healy)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Pramodya Wickramasinghe703805.42---20
Chaminda Vaas613015.00---00
Muthiah Muralidaran1003113.10---10
Kumar Dharmasena1004714.70---01
Sanath Jayasuriya804315.37---50
Aravinda de Silva904234.66---30
Sri Lanka INNINGS (target: 242 runs from 50 overs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Sanath Jayasuriya run out 97910128.57
Romesh Kaluwitharana c Bevan b Fleming613270046.15
Asanka Gurusinha  b Reiffel65991196165.65
Aravinda de Silva not out 10712417613086.29
Arjuna Ranatunga (c)not out 47377241127.02
Extras(b 1, lb 4, nb 1, w 5)11
TOTAL(46.2 Ov, RR: 5.28)245/3
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Sanath Jayasuriya), 2-23 (Romesh Kaluwitharana), 3-148 (Asanka Gurusinha)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Glenn McGrath8.212803.36---00
Damien Fleming604317.16---40
Shane Warne1005805.80---11
Paul Reiffel1004914.90---00
Mark Waugh603505.83---00
Steve Waugh301505.00---01
Michael Bevan301204.00---00
MATCH DETAILS
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
SeriesWills World CupSri Lanka tour of Pakistan
Season1995/96
Player Of The Match
Aravinda de Silva
Aravinda de Silva
Player Of The Series
Sanath Jayasuriya
Sanath Jayasuriya
Series resultSri Lanka won the 1995/96 Wills World Cup
Match numberODI no. 1083
Match daysdaynight (50-over match)
Umpires
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David Shepherd
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Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
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Cyril Mitchley
Match Referee
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Clive Lloyd
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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