India vs Sri Lanka, 1996 World Cup semi-final, Eden Gardens, Kolkata Chasing Sri Lanka’s total of 251 the Indian side imploded once Sachin Tendulkar fell. The home side slumped from 98/2 to 120/8, though a recognised batsman, Vinod Kambli, was still in the middle. India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka, 1996. The 1996 World Cup tournament was co-hosted by India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It was the second World Cup to be hosted by Pakistan and India, and for the first time by Sri Lanka. Three countries: United Arab Emirates, Kenya and the Netherlands, made their World Cup debuts in 1996. Unbeknown, it had been the Australian Cricket Board (ACB) that set Sri Lanka on course for World Cup triumph. They had initially agreed to A$100,000 as a guarantee payment for Sri Lanka's tour, but upon learning that the BCCSL could not afford a new coach, they doubled the sum.