1975 Cricket World Cup Final

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{{Infobox limited overs final | title = 1975 ICC Cricket World Cup Final | image = | event = 1975 ICC Cricket World Cup | team1 = West Indies | team1flag = West Indies Cricket Board | team1score = 291/8 | team1overs = 60 | team2 = Australia | team2flag = Australia | team2score = 274 | team2overs = 58.4 | rain = | details = | date = 21 June 1975 | stadium = [[Lord's Cricket Ground]| | city = London, England | attendance = 24,000 | man_of_the_match1a = Clive Lloyd (West Indies) | man_of_the_match1atitle = | man_of_the_tournment1b = None awarded | man_of_the_tournment1btitle = | umpires = Dickie Bird and Tom Spencer | television = | previous = None | next = 1979 }}

The final of the 1975 ICC Cricket World Cup was played in Lord's, London on 21 June. West Indies defeated Australia by 17 runs to lift the first ever World Cup Trophy. West Indies was captained by Clive Lloyd and Australia by Ian Chappell.

Road to the final[edit]

West Indies qualified for the knockouts with a first place finish in Group B. The team winning all three of their matches against Australia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Then in the semi final against New Zealand, the opposition opened brillianty, but when Glenn Turner fell, the wickets tumbled and for the West Indies they got the 158 that was needed to get to the final.

Match Report[edit]

In the final, The West Indies cricket team beat Australia by 17 runs, after an accomplished batting performance from West Indies captain Clive Lloyd (102 from 85 balls, 12 fours, 2 sixes). The Australian innings was marked by top-order batsmen being run out when going for runs after misfields. A total of five of their team were run out, three by Vivian Richards.

21 June 1975
Scorecard
West Indies 
291/8 (60 overs)
v
 Australia
274 (58.4 overs)
Clive Lloyd 102 (85)
Gary Gilmour 5/48 (12 overs)
Ian Chappell 62 (93)
Keith Boyce 4/50 (12 overs)
West Indies won by 17 runs
Lord's, London.England
Umpires: Dickie Bird and Tom Spencer
Player of the match: Clive Lloyd

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