1996

1996 Cricket World Cup - World Cup Winners Sri Lanka

From minnows to World beaters in a few short years, this was the fairytale story of the 1996 Cricket World Cup as Sri Lanka played fantastic attacking cricket led by their opening bat star in Jayasuriya who mauled all the opening attacks on the placid pitches and go his team of to flyers in most of their matches.

In the World Cup Final Sri Lank took on Australia but this final was all about Arun de Silva taking two catches and three wickets, including Australia's top-scorers Taylor and Ponting, then strolled to an elegant 107 not out. Australia made 241 but never looked like defending their total against a rampant de Silva.

This was a great achievement for the minnows of World cricket that outplayed all before them and played in a style of cricket that gave World Cup Cricket Betting a real boost.