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22 February 2024

1996 - Arjuna Ranatunga leads Sri Lanka to victory

Australian spinner Shane Warne fails to latch onto a return catch from Sri Lanka's Arjuna Ranatunga. (Agencies)

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Sri Lanka became the first co-hosts to win the World Cup.

Led by pugnacious all-rounder Arjuna Ranatunga, Sri Lanka beat Australia by sevens in Lahore, Pakistan.