Openers Jayasuriya and Kaluwitharana took off to a quick start with both batsmen taking the Kenyan bowling apart with boundaries and sixes galore during the 1996 World Cup. Gurusinha then stabled the innings with his contribution of 84. This was followed by a superb knock of 145 runs by Aravinda De Silva hitting 14 fours and 5 sixes. Arjuna Ranatunga made a quick-fire unbeaten 75 runs off only 40 balls. Sri Lanka went on to win the match by 144 runs.