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Australia-Sri Lanka classics in the Cup

AAP Australian Sports – BEST OF AUSTRALIA V SRI LANKA AT WORLD CUP

SRI LANKA GET FAIRYTALE FINISH, 1996 FINAL

Just 14 years after gaining Test status, Sri Lanka changed the game en route to their maiden World Cup success in 1996.

Summary

  • BEST OF AUSTRALIA V SRI LANKA AT WORLD CUPSRI LANKA GET FAIRYTALE FINISH, 1996 FINALJust 14 years after gaining Test status, Sri Lanka changed the game en route to their maiden World Cup success in 1996.
  • Andrew Symonds (91no) saved the day to help Australia to what was still a very gettable 7-212, before Brett Lee (3-35) and the rain stopped Sri Lanka at 7-123.
  • GILCHRIST AND THE SQUASH BALL, 2007 FINALAdam Gilchrist was again the centre of controversy four years later in the final when he took the game away from Sri Lanka with 149 from just 104 balls.
  • Darkness descended on the ground late in Sri Lanka’s doomed chase, but the Aussies were incorrectly told they had to finish their overs with spinners or else return the next day and start the game again.
  • GLENN MAXWELL’S BREAKTHROUGH, 2015 GROUPSGlenn Maxwell hit the fastest ever one-day century for Australia as they and Sri Lanka combined for the highest-scoring World Cup game in history (688 runs).

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