The oral history of Sri Lanka's path to cricket's greatest upset

March 17, 1996 is a date that is etched into the minds of cricket fans all over the world, the day where the game’s newest superpower truly emerged out of the backwaters.

While the story of the underdogs winning the World Cup after starting the tournament as rank outsiders is amazing in itself, the precursor to the World Cup, an acrimonious Sri Lankan tour of Australia in the summer of 1995-96 truly set the scene for a titanic tale…

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