1996 World Cup: Statistics

Hyderabad, India: Jayasuriya ruled 1996 with bat and ball and bagged the Man of the Series award. Tendulkar and Kumble emerged as the best batsman and bowler of the tournament.

Wills World Cup 1996

    Hosts: India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
    Duration: 14 Feb-17 March
    Participants: 12
    Matches: 37
    Winner: Sri Lanka
    Runner’s up: Australia
    Other semifinalists: India and West Indies
    Man of the Series: Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka
    Most Runs: 523 by Sachin Tendulkar of India
    Most wickets: 15 by Anil Kumble of India
    Format: Two Groups of 7 teams each sent 4 teams for knockout rounds
    Centuries: 15 (max 3 by Mark Waugh, 2 each by Aravinda and Tendulkar)
    5wkts: 3 (Paul Strang, Dukanwala and Daniel Fleming)
    Highest Total: 398/5 by SL vs Kenya (5 300 plus scores)

Highest partnerships by wicket

    1st 186 Kirsten and Hudson SA vs Netherlands
    2nd 138 Chanderpaul and Lara WI vs SA
    3rd 207 Mark waugh and Steve Waugh Aus vs Kenya
    4th 168 Germon and Harris NZ vs Aus
    5th 138 Law and Bevan Aus vs WI
    6th 80* Saleem Malik and Wasim Akram Pak vs NZ
    7th 44 Modi and Odoyo Kenya vs WI
    8th 62 Reeve and Gough Eng vs SL
    9th 80* Arshad Laeeq and Dukanwala UAE vs SA
    10th 17 Matthews and de Villiers SA vs Eng
    Matthews and PR Adams SA vs WI

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