The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) shared a video from 25 years in the past of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto handing over the 1996 World Cup trophy to ex-Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga.
Sri Lanka overpowered Australia on March 17, 1996 on the ultimate performed in Lahore, when Benazir Bhutto was Pakistan’s prime minister.
Within the video, Benazir will be seen for a break up second, handing over the trophy to the Sri Lankan captain.
“25 years since Sri Lanka’s CWC 1996 win. Former captain @arjuna.ranatunga lifts the trophy after a famous seven-wicket win over Australia,” wrote the ICC in an Instagram put up.
Australia batted first within the day-night match and scored a modest 241 runs from their 50 overs. Mark Taylor scored 74 runs and Ricky Ponting made 45 runs. No different Australian batsman carried out properly.
Alternatively, Arvinda de Silva was the choose of the Sri Lankan bowlers, selecting up three wickets. He additionally managed to attain an unbeaten 107 runs and shaped a stable partnership with skipper Ranatunga, who additionally remained unbeaten on 46.
Sri Lanka managed to win by 7 wickets and with 22 balls to spare. After 1996, the staff has thus far not managed to raise the distinguished trophy once more.