India was defeated in the semi-finals of the ICC ODI World Cup 1996.
The match was not completed due to the riots of the spectators and the referee took the decision.
New Delhi. The Indian cricket team had to face defeat at the hands of Australia in the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. Indian fans were heartbroken after seeing this defeat of Team India. The Indian women’s team was the runner-up last time and this time got eliminated from the semi-finals. By the way, a semi-final was also played in the 1996 ODI World Cup, which no one would like to remember, but suddenly I remembered that match, so thought I should tell you all about it.
The 1996 ODI World Cup was organized in the hosting of India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Everyone was eagerly waiting for this year’s tournament because everyone wanted to see their team lifting the World Cup trophy at home. The trophy was lifted by the host country but it was not India but the Sri Lankan team that defeated India in the semi-finals. In fact, Sri Lanka did not win the match, but because of the product of the Indian audience, they were given the match. By the way, the condition on which the match had reached, it was impossible for the Indian team to win. Let us tell you the complete condition of the match in detail and make you face to face with the whole incident.
1996 ODI World Cup semi-final match
The semi-final match of the 1996 ODI World Cup was played between India and Sri Lanka. This was the first semi-final match of the tournament and was hosted by the historic Eden Gardens ground in Kolkata. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 251 runs for 8 wickets. Aravinda D’Silva scored 66 while Roshan Mahanama scored 58 runs.
Indian innings falters
The Indian team came out to chase the target, the first wicket fell for 8 runs. After this, the second wicket fell in the form of Sachin Tendulkar on the score of 98 runs. Captain Mohammad Ahzaruddin’s third wicket fell on 99 runs. After this, India lost 8 wickets for 120 runs in no time. India had lost its 7 wickets in scoring just 22 runs.
Miscreants set fire to the stadium
The audience did not like this and started vandalizing the stadium. Some miscreants started the match till the fire was stopped. When the match referee started the match again, balls were thrown at the Sri Lankan players. After this the match was stopped there and Sri Lanka was declared the winner and they reached the final.
First read breaking news in Hindi News18 Hindi| Read today’s latest news, live news updates, most reliable Hindi news website News18 Hindi.
Tags: mohammed azharuddin, sachin tendulkar, Vinod Kambli
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 24, 2023, 06:30 IST