Australia and Sri Lanka followed up a fiery Aussie summer with a classic clash in the final of the 1996 World Cup at Lahore, Pakistan. After umpiring controversies and boycotts, the bad blood between the teams gave the game a particular tension. The siege mentality of the Sri Lankan team worked in their favour as they pulled off a spectacular victory against Taylor's Australians (a spectactor experience scarred only by Tony Greig's slightly sexual commentary). A victory for the underdog, but do all underdogs deserve our support? Shourov leads a discussion into the morality and psychology of going for the little guy.
Today's game - World Cup Final, Lahore, March 17th 1996