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Friday, December 28, 2007

[Video] 1996 Wills World Cup Finals | Sri Lanka Vs Australia

"The Sri Lankans, coached by Dav Whatmore and captained by Arjuna Ranatunga, used Player of the Tournament Sanath Jayasuriya and Romesh Kaluwitharana as opening batsmen to take advantage of the fielding restrictions during the first 15 overs of each innings. At a time when 50 or 60 runs in the first 15 overs was considered adequate, Sri Lanka scored 117 runs in those overs against India, 123 against Kenya, 121 against England in the quarter-final and 86 against India in the semi-final. Against Kenya, Sri Lanka made 398 for 5, a new record for the highest team score in a one-day international that stood until April 2006."

1st Session

2nd Session

1996 World Cup Finals Highlights | Run time 12:27

Presentation Ceremony

ABC(AUS) news report

    Courtesy Cricinfo.


Dasun said...

Sri Lanka's finest hour!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I have never seen these highlights before - quality is not great but its worth watching!

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