Sri Lanka vs England 1st QF Wills World Cup 1996 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - Sri Lanka vs England 1st QF Wills World Cup 1996

Watch the highlights of Sri Lanka vs England 1st QF Wills World Cup 1996 - 1996 Wills World Cup tournament of the 1st Quarter-final played between England and Sri Lanka at Faisalabad in 09th March 1996.

All-round Sanath Jayasuriya's fastest fifty power to Sri Lanka comprehensive five-wicket victory over England and enter into semis in the first Quarter-final of the World Cup.

* Sanath Jayasuriya equal the fastest 50 off 30-balls in ODI cricket history.

* Sanath Jayasuriya bowled by a no-ball from Reeve on 82.

* Sanath Jayasuriya and Asanka Gurusinha set up the 101-stand for the 2nd wicket - which was record for Sri Lankan 2nd wicket partnership in World Cups.

* This was 4th ever win by Sri Lanka against England in ODIs, last 3 wins in consecutive matches, 1st win for Sri Lanka against England outside Sri Lanka.

* 1st time in World Cup history that Sri Lanka qualified for the semi-finals.

* 1st time in World Cup history that England have not qualified for the semi-finals.

England scored 235-8 in 50 overs with top scorer by Phil DeFreitas struck 67 off 64-balls including five-fours and two-sixes, Dermot Reeve scored 35 off 34-balls included two boundaries, Darren Gough cracked a run-a-ball 26-runs with five-fours, Robin Smith 25 and Michael Atherton 22.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Kumar Dharmasena, Muttiah Muralitharan and Sanath Jayasuriya each took two-wickets and one for Chaminda Vaas.

Sri Lanka chased 236-5 in 40.4 overs with top scorer by Sanath Jayasuriya 82,  Asanka Gurusinha struck 45 off 63-balls including five-fours, Aravinda de Silva scored 31, Arjuna Ranatunga 25, Roshan Mahanama 22 not out and Hashan Tillakaratne 19 not out.

England best bowler by Dermot Reeve, Graham Hick, Darren Gough and Richard IlIingworth each took one-wickets.

Sanath Jayasuriya named Player of the match for his match-winning scintillating 82-runs knocked off facing 44-balls including 13-fours and 3-sixes with strike rate of 186.36.