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Aravinda de Silva 107* - Australia vs Sri Lanka Wills World Cup Final 1996 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - Aravinda de Silva 107* - Australia vs Sri Lanka Wills World Cup Final 1996


Watch the highlights of Aravinda de Silva 107* - Australia vs Sri Lanka Wills World Cup Final 1996 - 1996 Wills World Cup tournament of the final ODI match played between Sri Lanka and Australia at Lahore in 17th March 1996.

Aravinda de Silva 107* - Australia vs Sri Lanka Wills World Cup Final 1996 Highlights
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All-round Aravinda de Silva century led to Sri Lanka emphatic seven-wicket victory over Australia and first host country lift the World Cup.

* Mark Taylor and Ricky Ponting 101 was record for 2nd wicket partnership in a World Cup final.

* Mark Taylor 74 was highest score by an Australian captain in any World Cup match.

* Shane Warne - who became the 1st player to be stumped in a World Cup final (by Romesh Kaluwitharana).

* Aravinda de Silva 107* was 3rd ever hundred in a World Cup final. (Previous two: Clive Lloyd 102 in 1975, Viv Richards 138* in 1979).

* Sri Lanka named record for least wickets lost (3) in any World Cup final.

* Aravinda 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.


Australia scored 241-7 in 50 overs with top scorer by Mark Taylor struck 74 off 83-balls including 8-fours and a six, Ricky Ponting cracked a 45 off 73 deliveries included two-fours, Michael Bevan scored a unbeaten 36 off 49-balls with 2-fours and Stuart Law scored 22.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Aravinda de Silva picked up 3-wickets, Chaminda Vaas, Muttiah Muralitharan, Sanath Jayasuriya and Kumar Dharmasena each took one-wickets.

Sri Lanka chased 245-3 in 46.2 overs with top scorer by Aravinda de Silva 107 not out - which was his 5th ODI hundred and his second century in the World Cups, Asanka Gurusinha struck 65 off consuming 99 deliveries including six-fours & a six and Arjuna Ranatunga cracked a unbeaten 47 off 37-balls with four-fours and a six with strike rate of 127.02.

Australia best bowler by Damien Fleming and Paul Reiffel each took one-wickets.

Aravinda de Silva named Player of the match for his match-winning all-round performance to scored a unbeaten 107-runs knocked off facing 124-balls including 13-fours and picked up 3-wickets for 42-runs in 9-overs.

Sanath Jayasuriya named Player of the series for his all-round performance in the Wills World Cup.