After boycotts by Australia and West Indies in Round 1 games due to security concerns, Sri Lanka finally opened their 1996 world cup campaign against Zimbabwe.
The home team had a thumping 6 wicket win over Zimbabwe. They restricted the vistors to 228-6 after Campbell 75 and Whittal 35 put on 68 runs. In reply man of the match Aravinda De Silva 91 and Asanka Gurusinghe 87 put on 172 runs a record for Sri Lanka as they won by 6 wickets with 13 overs to spare in front of a huge home crowd.
SSC, 21 Feb 1996.
Matches Tagged in ClipDex1996 World Cup SRL v ZIM
Series Tagged in ClipDex1996 ICC World Cup
Players Tagged in ClipDexGurusinha, Asanka P Vaas, W P U J Chaminda de Silva, Aravinda Jayasuriya, Sanath T Dharmasena, Kumar Campbell, Alistair D R Tillakaratne, Hashan P Kaluwitharana, Romesh S Muralitharan, Muttiah Ranatunga, Arjuna
Grounds Tagged in ClipDexSSC
Categories Tagged in ClipDexWorld Cups