• Free wins
Concerns over security in Sri Lanka took centre stage after Australia and West Indies refused to play there despite International Cricket Council (ICC) clearance. Two matches (Sri Lanka vs Australia and Sri Lanka vs West Indies) were awarded to the host, who qualified for the quarter-finals without playing a game.
Hail the host: Arjuna Ranatunga holds up the World Cup as the then Pakistan prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, looks on. AFP
• 20th match: Kenya vs West Indies at Pune
Chasing 167 against Kenya, West Indies were bundled out for 93, their lowest score in a World Cup match. Shivnarine Chanderpaul (19) was the top scorer for West Indies, who were bowled out in the 36th over with Rajab Ali (3/17) and Maurice Odumbe (3/15) sharing the bowling honours. Earlier, Kenya recovered from 86 for 6 to reach 166, helped by 37 extras.
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• 2nd semi-final: Australia vs West Indies
Stuart Law (72) and Michael Bevan (69) helped Australia recover from being 4 down for 14 runs to reach 207. West Indies were 165 for 2, needing 43 runs from the last nine overs and 10 from the last over with Richie Richardson (49*) batting and two wickets in hand. Richardson hit the first ball for a four but Curtly Ambrose was run out in the next ball. Courtney Walsh was the next one to go, leaving the West Indians short by six runs. Shane Warne (4/36) led the Australian defence.
Compiled by Manoj Madhavan.
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