Tendulkar and Ganguly opened for the first time together and added a hundred run partnership in their first match. 1996: World Cup. India’s reached the semis for the third time, probably for the first time both the highest scorer (Tendulkar 523 runs) and wicket-taker (Kumble 15 wickets) were from the same team. Deschamps warned his players about getting carried away by their newfound status as World Cup champions. 1995: The Centenary Cup in New Zealand.