Sri Lanka at the World Cup
Sri Lanka are one of seven nations to have appeared at all World Cup Tournaments. Sri Lanka has co-hosted the World Cup in 1996 and 2011.
- Sri Lanka's first World Cup match was played on Jun 7, 1975 against West Indies at Old Trafford, Manchester. In that match the West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 9 Wickets.
- Sri Lanka have won one World Cup tournament, in 1996. At this tournament, Australia and West Indies refused to play their matches against them in Sri Lanka due to security concerns, causing both matches to be awarded to Sri Lanka by default. Also, Sri Lanka were awarded a victory for their semi-final by default against India because of crowd riots. This aided their campaign which eventually led to them defeating Australia in the final.
- The first hat-trick plus one (4 wickets in 4 balls) in World Cup history was by Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga against South Africa (Super Eights: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Providence, Mar 28, 2007)
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- Sport in Sri Lanka