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ODI # 1083
Wills World Cup, 1995/96, Final
Australia v Sri Lanka
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (day/night)
17 March 1996 (50-overs match)

Result: Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
Sri Lanka wins the 1995/96 Wills World Cup

Toss: Sri Lanka
Umpires: SA Bucknor (WI) and DR Shepherd (Eng)
TV Umpire: CJ Mitchley (SA).
Match Referee: CH Lloyd (WI)
Man of the Match: PA de Silva
Man of the Series: ST Jayasuriya

Australia innings (50 overs maximum)                            R   M   B  4 6
*MA Taylor            c Jayasuriya       b de Silva            74 109  83  8 1
ME Waugh              c Jayasuriya       b Vaas                12  29  15  1 0
RT Ponting                               b de Silva            45  90  73  2 0
SR Waugh              c de Silva         b Dharmasena          13  32  25  0 0
SK Warne              st Kaluwitharana   b Muralitharan         2   4   5  0 0
SG Law                c de Silva         b Jayasuriya          22  43  30  0 1
MG Bevan              not out                                  36  58  49  2 0
+IA Healy                                b de Silva             2   2   3  0 0
PR Reiffel            not out                                  13  21  18  0 0
Extras                (lb 10, w 11, nb 1)                      22
Total                 (7 wickets, 50 overs)                   241

DNB: DW Fleming, GD McGrath.

FoW: 1-36 (ME Waugh), 2-137 (Taylor), 3-152 (Ponting),
     4-156 (Warne), 5-170 (SR Waugh), 6-202 (Law),
     7-205 (Healy).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Wickramasinghe               7      0     38      0 (2w)
Vaas                         6      1     30      1
Muralitharan                10      0     31      1 (1w)
Dharmasena                  10      0     47      1 (1nb)
Jayasuriya                   8      0     43      1 (5w)
de Silva                     9      0     42      3 (3w)

Sri Lanka innings (target: 242 runs from 50 overs)              R   M   B  4 6
ST Jayasuriya         run out                                   9   9   7  1 0
+RS Kaluwitharana     c Bevan            b Fleming              6  27  13  0 0
AP Gurusinha                             b Reiffel             65 119  99  6 1
PA de Silva           not out                                 107 176 124 13 0
*A Ranatunga          not out                                  47  72  37  4 1
Extras                (b 1, lb 4, w 5, nb 1)                   11
Total                 (3 wickets, 46.2 overs)                 245

DNB: HP Tillakaratne, RS Mahanama, HDPK Dharmasena, WPUJC Vaas,
     GP Wickramasinghe, M Muralitharan.

FoW: 1-12 (Jayasuriya), 2-23 (Kaluwitharana), 3-148 (Gurusinha).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
McGrath                      8.2    1     28      0
Fleming                      6      0     43      1 (4w)
Warne                       10      0     58      0 (1nb, 1w)
Reiffel                     10      0     49      1
ME Waugh                     6      0     35      0
SR Waugh                     3      0     15      0 (1nb)
Bevan                        3      0     12      0

  • 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.




Report from The Daily News | Report from The Electronic Telegraph

Team Pages: Australia, Sri Lanka.

Ground Page: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Australia Player Pages: MA Taylor, ME Waugh, RT Ponting, SR Waugh, SK Warne, SG Law, MG Bevan, IA Healy, PR Reiffel, DW Fleming, GD McGrath.

Sri Lanka Player Pages: ST Jayasuriya, RS Kaluwitharana, AP Gurusinha, PA de Silva, A Ranatunga, HP Tillakaratne, RS Mahanama, HDPK Dharmasena, WPUJC Vaas, GP Wickramasinghe, M Muralitharan.

Match Officials' Pages: SA Bucknor, DR Shepherd, CJ Mitchley, CH Lloyd.

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