1996 World Cup: Matches and Results

Also called the Wills World Cup, 1996 saw first time a Host nation lifting the trophy when one of the three hosts, Sri Lanka defeated Australia.

Matches and Results
Group A
16 Feb, Hyderabad, India
West Indies def Zimbabwe by 6 wkts
Score: Zim 151/9, WI 155/4
Player of the match: Curtley Ambrose

17 Feb Colombo
SL def Aus by Walkover

18 Feb, Cuttack
Ind def Kenya by 7 wkts
Score: Kenya 199/6, Ind 203/3
Player of the match: Sachin Tendulkar
Record: Tendulkar scored a century (127*)

21 Feb, Colombo
SL def Zim by 6 wkts
Score: Zim 228/6, SL 229/4
Player of the match: Aravinda de Silva

21 Feb, Gwalior
Ind def WI by 5 wkts
Score: WI 173, Ind 174/5
Player of the match: Sachin Tendulkar

23 Feb, Vishakhapatnam
Aus def Kenya by 97 runs
Score: Aus 304/7 Kenya 207/7
Player of the match: Mark Waugh
Record: Mark Waugh scored a century (130)

26 Feb, Colombo
SL def WI by walkover

26 Feb, Patna
Zim def Kenya by 5 wkts
Score: Kenya 134, Zim 137/5
Player of the match: Paul Strang
Record: Strange took 5/21

27 Feb, Mumbai
Aus def Ind by 16 runs
Score: Aus 258, Ind 242
Player of the match: Mark Waugh
Record: Mark Waugh scored a century (126), Fleming 5/36

29 Feb, Poona
Kenya def WI by 73 runs
Score: Kenya 166, WI 93
Player of the match: Maurice Odumbe

1 March, Nagpur
Aus def Zim by 8 wkts
Score: Zim 154, Aus 158/2
Player of the match: Shane Warne

2 March, Delhi
SL def Ind by 6 wkts
Score: Ind 271/3, SL 272/4
Player of the match: Sanath Jayasuriya
Record: Tendulkar scored a century (137)

4 March, Jaipur
WI def Aus by 4 wkts
Score: Aus 229/6, WI 232/6
Player of the match: Richie Richardson
Record: Ponting scored a century (102)

6 March, Kanpur
Ind def Zim by 40 runs
Score: Ind 247/5, Zim 207
Player of the match: Ajay Jadeja
Record: Vinod Kambli hit a century (106)

6 March, Kandy
SL def Kenya by 144 runs
Score: SL 398/5, Kenya 254/7
Player of the match: Aravinda De Silva
Record: Aravinda De Silva scored a century (145)

Group B
14 Feb, Ahmedabad
NZ def Eng by 11 runs
Score: NZ 239/6, Eng 228/9
Player of the match: Nathan Astle
Record: Astle scored a century (101)

16 Feb, Rawalpindi
SA def UAE by 169 runs
Score: SA 321/2, UAE 152/8
Player of the match: Gary Kirsten
Record: Kirsten scored a century (188*)

17 Feb, Baroda
NZ def Netherlands by 119 runs
Score: NZ 307/8, Neth 188/7
Player of the match: Craig Spearman

18 Feb, Peshawar
Eng def UAE by 8 wkts
Score: UAE 136, Eng 140/2
Player of the match: Neil Smith

20 Feb, Faisalabad
SA def NZ by 5 wkts
Score: NZ 177/9 SA 178/5
Player of the match: Hansie Cronje

22 Feb, Peshawar
Eng def Netherlands by 49 runs
Score: Eng 279/4 Neth 230/6
Player of the match: Graeme Hick
Record: Hick scored century (104*)

24 Feb, Gujranwala
Pak def UAE by 9 wkts
Score: UAE 109/9 Pak 112/1
Player of the match: Mushtaq Ahmed

25 Feb, Rawalpindi
SA def Eng by 78 runs
Score: SA 230, Eng 152
Player of the match: Jonty Rhodes

26 Feb, Lahore
Pak def Netherlands by 8 wkts
Score: Neth 145/7, Pak 151/2
Player of the match: Waqar Younis

27 Feb, Faisalabad
NZ def UAE by 109 runs
Score: NZ 276/8, UAE 167/9
Player of the match: Roger Twose

29 Feb, Karachi
SA def Pak by 5 wkts
Score: Pak 242/6, SA 243/5
Player of the match: Hansie Cronje
Record: Aamir Sohail scored century (111)

1 March, Lahore
UAE def Netherlands by 7 wkts
Score: Neth 216/9, UAE 220/3
Player of the match: Shaukat Dukanwala
Record: Shaukat Dukanwala took 5/29

3 March, Karachi
Pak def Eng by 7 wkts
Score: Eng 249/9, Pak 250/3
Player of the match: Aamer Sohail

5 March, Rawalpindi
SA def Netherlands by 160 runs
Score: SA 328/3, NEth 168/8
Player of the match: Andrew Hudson
Record: Andrew Hudson scored century (161)

6 March, Lahore
Pak def NZ by 46 runs
Score: Pak 281/5, NZ 235
Player of the match: Saleem Malik

Quarterfinals
9 March, Faisalabad
SL def Eng by 5 wkts
Score: Eng 235/8, SL 236/5
Player of the match: Sanath Jayasuriya

9 March, Bangalore
Ind def Pak by 39 runs
Score: Ind 287/8 Pak 248/9
Player of the match: Navjot Sidhu

11 March, Karachi
WI def SA by 19 runs
Score: WI 264/8, SA 245
Player of the match: Brian Lara
Record: Lara scored a century (111)

11 March, Madras
Aus def NZ by 6 wkts
Score: NZ 286/9, Aus 289/4
Player of the match: Mark Waugh
Record: Chris Harris (130) for NZ and Mark Waugh (110) for Aus scored centuries.

Semifinals
13 March, Calcutta
SL def Ind (Umpires awarded the match after disruption
Score: SL 251/8, Ind 120/8 (34.1 overs)
Player of the match: Aravinda de Silva

14 March, Mohali
Aus def WI by 5 runs
Score: Aus 207/8, WI 202
Player of the match: Shane Warne

Final
17 March, Lahore
SL def Aus by 7 wkts
Score: Aus 241/7, SL 245/3
Player of the match: Aravinda de Silva
Record: Aravinda scored a century (107)

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