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1996 Cricket World Cup- History and facts

by on February 12, 2011
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World cup 1996

Host nation (s) of 1996 World Cup

  • Subcontinent countries

Winner of 1996 World Cup

  • Sri Lanka won the 1996 World Cup by defeating Sri Lanka in the final.

Highest target runs in 1996 World Cup

  • Sri Lanka made the highest target of 398 runs against Kenya

Highest run chase by a team in 1996 World Cup

  • Sri Lankan cricket team chased 272 runs target made by Indian cricket team

Highest score by a player in an innings in 1996 World Cup

  • Gary Kirsten scored the highest runs in an innings- 188 (not out)

Maximum runs scored by a player in 1996 World Cup tournament

  • Sachin Tendulkar scored the highest run of 523 in 1996 World Cup tournament

Most sixes and fours by a player in Cricket World Cup 1996

  • PA de Silva, batsman of Sri Lankan team hit the most fours (57) and sixes (7) in 1996 World cup

Most centuries scored by a player in 1996 World Cup

  • ME Waugh scored of Australian cricket team scored 3 centuries in 7 matches

Maximum fifties scored by a player in 1996 World Cup

  • Sachin Tendulkar of Indian cricket team scored 3 fifties

Highest number of ducks in 1996 World cup

  • KLT Arthuton, a West Indian cricket player had three ducks

Most wickets by a player in 1996 World Cup

  • Anil Kumble of Indian cricket team took 15 wickets in tournament

Most catches by a player in 1996 World Cup

  • Anil Kumble of Indian cricket team took the most number of catches (9)

5 wickets claimed by players in 1996 World Cup

  • DW Fleming of Australian cricket eam, PA Strang of Zimbabwe cricket team and SF Dukanwala of UAE cricket team took 5 wickets in an innings.

Most dismissals by a player in 1996 World Cup

  • IA Healy, Australian wicket keeper made 12 dismissals

Highest partnership runs in 1996 World Cup

  • SR Waugh and ME Waugh (Australian cricket team) scored the highest partnership runs of 207 against Kenya.

Umpires in the final match of 1996 World Cup

  • Steve Bucknor and David Shepherd

Man of the match (final) of 1996 World Cup

  • Aravinda De Silva was the Man of the Match of 1996 World Cup final as he scored a century, took 2 catches and 3 wickets

In an attempt to qualify for final of 1996 World Cup, Australian cricket team had to defeat New Zealand in match where they were to make second highest total of this World Cup. In this situation, Mark Waugh scored his third and finest century 100 off 112 balls in slow outfield and low lights hence making it possible for Australian cricket team to reach the finals of 1996 World Cup.

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