1996: Lankans defy all logics

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With the World Cup coming back to the sub-continent, the excitement amongst the three participating Asian countries was stupendous. The stadia were jam-packed to their capacity and none of the intrusions could prevent the island nation of Sri Lanka to claim the title. <br><br> The 1996 World Cup in the sub-continent will be remembered as much for Sri Lanka's victory with bold and innovative batting tactics as for boycotts and riots. <br><br>Arjuna Ranatunga's Sri Lankans celebrated when Aravinda de Silva cracked a classy hundred to steer his team to a seven-wicket victory over Mark Taylor's Australians in the day-night final at Lahore. (Photo: Getty Images)

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