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‘You little beauty’ – the 1996 World Cup

In the latest 81allout podcast we rewind to the World Cup in 1996 – when Sri Lanka refused to be beaten.

We remember Brian Lara’s exquisite strokeplay, Aravinda de Silva’s mastery, Tendulkar’s magic with a sponsor-less bat, Jayasuriya reducing medium-pacers to offspinners, Paul Strang’s wizardry and Ambrose getting stumps to fly.

Also included: Richie Richardson’s sweep shot crashing into umpire BC Cooray’s head, Mike Marqusee’s seminal book ‘War Minus the Shooting’, and Sultan Zarawani walking out in a hat to face Allan Donald.

Participants:

Mahesh Sethuraman (@cornerd)

Karthik Krishnaswamy (@the_kk)

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee)

Aditya Shrikrishna (@gradwolf)

(Lead pic from here)

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