The 1996 Cricket World Cup in India and Pakistan and Sari Lanka

The 1996 World Cup in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

In the previous article, we have briefly described the World Cup 1992, now this article on world Cup 1996 all information related to this tournament is mention below.

Sri Lanka’s Ultimate Fame

World Cup No. 6
Total Teams 12
New Teams Kenya, United Arab Emirates, Holland

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Cricket World Cup History

Only two succeeded groups of six: each side played the further five in its set to decide the quarter-finalists. In additional words, it got 30 matches to remove Zimbabwe and the three new teams that joined ICC, after that seven further to decrease the residual. Test teams to one victor.


Fielding rules had been changed in this world cup, 15 over fielding limitations had completed their debut in world cup 1992, but in world cup 1996 was the year the smidgen hitters really detained their chance. Sri Lanka, India, and Australia subjugated the extensive unbolt spaces with violent opening batting. England did not. And one new invention had come in this world cup that was third umpire also made his primary appearance in face the of the TV screen.

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The Early Running

Sri Lanka completed top of Group A even with thrashing only India of the unreal teams, West Indies and Australia forfeited their games in Colombo fairly than go to a metropolis where almost over 1000 people had been wounded in a terrorist bomb attack just three weeks previous. But South Africa was the comprehensible favorites behind the five overexcited well-organized winnings in the Group B. Gary Kirsten’s South African batsman made 188 runs not out against UAE were a Cup record. England, in the meantime, had loose all three of their matches against Test teams, stacked against Holland, and loses their lunch against UAE.

The Quarters

Ricky ponting(Legend)

The Sri Lanka’s batsman Jayasuriya savaged England, who settled off down to their tenth consecutive beat by a test nation, but captain Atherton took off lighter than Pakistani’s bowler Wasim Akram, who plunged out of Pakistan’s bind with the India, mentioning a side twist. His house at Lahore was stoned after losing by 39 runs. An impressively 130 from New Zeeland’s unheralded Chris Harris gone Australia in require of their maximum sum batting next to win an one day international. Mark Waugh’s made record his third hundred of the contest made confidently they got it. But the disclosure news was West Indies, as Lara made 111 enthused them to 19 runs succeed over South Africa.

 The Semis

A Calcutta swarm of 110,000 simmer over as India slipped to 120 for 8 in chase of Sri Lanka’s 252. Flames were ongoing in the stadium, most important to a win “by defaulting” for SL and India’s refuse had come as astonish after Srinath detached perfect openers Kaluwitharana and Jayasuriya in the very first over, but Srilankan’s de Silva’s 66 led a revival. That was not anything, though, when contrasted with Australia’s response, they were 15 for four ahead of Bevan and Law pulled them up to 207 runs for 8, then West Indies glided to 165 for 2 in the 42nd over. But four wickets from Warne and some tactical wizardry from Mark Taylor hurried a hard to believe collision. West Indies had lost this match 8 for 37 in 50 balls, but Richardson was abandoned on 49 not out.

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The Final

Ricky ponting(Legend)

No one had conquered a World Cup final to the coverage that de Silva did at this time. He got two catches with three wickets, as well as Australia’s peak scorers Ponting and Taylor and, then strolled to an elegant 107 not out. Handicapped by a greasy, due roofed ball, Australian team dropped many chances, but by no means seemed like defending 241.

The Last Hurrah

Pakistani batsman Javed Miandad, the only player to play in all World Cup to time, lastly bowed out. He got three turns to bat, making 38 and 11*, 5, in the quarterfinal. And the Robin Smith’s selectorial bad luck sustained, he helped give England’s ultimate moment, a record 147 ran starting stand in opposition to Pakistan and was deserted for excellent instantly after the contest. It was also World Cup finished for Richie Richardson, Asanka Gurusinha, Ramiz Raja, Roger Harper, Manoj Prabhakar, Dipak Patel, Phil DeFreitas Andy Waller and Craig McDermott.

The First Hurrah

Waqar Younis, amazingly, was shown in his first World Cup (due to back injury in 1992). Gough and Atherton open their cricket career in the collapsing beat by New Zealand team, for whom only total four players had previous world cup experience. Ricky Ponting, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Glenn McGrath new to growing names even as Romesh Kaluwitharana is memorized as a half of an every conquering starting partnership.

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In the next article, we have briefly described on the World Cup 1999.

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