After the 8 wickets fall of the Indian team against Sri Lanka, the audience fired on the stand
The Indian team had to score 132 runs in 15 overs, the match referee declared Sri Lanka a winner
Sports desk World Cup semi-finals were played between India and Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens on 13 March 1996. India's position was not good. He got the target of 252 for victory, but his batting pavilion had returned 120 runs in 34.1 overs. On the crease, Vinod Kambli (10 runs) and Anil Kumble. When the visitors were losing the Indian team, they made an arson in the ground stand. Players were immediately taken out of the ground. Kambli's eyes were tears in that time. It was the worst picture of the Indian World Cup history. The Indian team was then the claimant to be the champion. Four days earlier, he defeated Pakistan in the quarter-finals.
Srinath dismissed Jayasuriya-Kaluwitharana in first over
Indian captain Mohammed Azharuddin won the toss and decided to bowl first. Javagal Srinath had already sent Sanath Jayasuriya and Ramesh Kaluwitha to the pavilion in the over. After this he also dismissed Asaka Gurusinh. The Sri Lankan team scored 251 runs in eight wickets in 50 overs. Arvind De Silva scored 66 and Roshan Mahanama scored 58.
India lost 5 wickets within 22 runs
The Indian team started to chase the target was not good at the start. Navjot Singh Sidhu returned to the pavilion with three runs from Chaminda Vaas. After this, Sachin Tendulkar and Sanjay Manjrekar shared a 90-run partnership for the second wicket. When the team's score was 98, Sachin scored 65 runs. After that the match changed and India lost five wickets within 22 runs.
The audience uprooted the seats of the stand
Team India had to score 132 runs in 15.5 overs to win and two wickets remaining. In this situation the viewers in the stadium felt that India would not win the match. He set fire to an angry stand. Throwing bottles on the field Raised seats. Match referee Clive Lloyd called players from both teams back from the ground for 15 minutes. The players went on the field again, but the audience was upset. After this Lloyd announced the Sri Lankan team as the winner.
Kambli came back to the dressing room
Sri Lankan players began to rejoice when they reached the final, but Kambli did not believe that his team was out of the tournament. Their tears started flowing. They were going back to the crying dressing room. India is one step away from World Cup His dream of becoming a champion was shattered.
If someone had given up with me then I would have taken out the match: Kambli
Kambli said in an interview several years later, "I still think about that semi-final. Whenever I see that match, tears come to my eyes. We played fantastic cricket throughout the tournament. We defeated Pakistan in the quarter-finals. Everything was going well until Sachin batted, but after the dismissal, the wicket quickly fell. I stood on one end and saw five batsmen out. If someone had given up with me in that innings, then I would have taken out the match. I cried, because I thought I lost a chance to do something for the country. "