1983 Cricket World Cup Final

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1983 ICC Cricket World Cup Final
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Event 1983 ICC Cricket World Cup
India West Indies
India West Indies Cricket Board
183 140
54.4 52
India won by 43 runs
Date 25 June 1983
Venue Lord's Cricket Ground, England
Player of the Match Mohinder Amarnath
Umpires Dickie Bird and Barrie Meyer
1979
1987

The final of the 1983 ICC Cricket World Cup was played between India and West Indies at the Lord's Cricket Ground on 25 June 1983. This was the third consecutive World Cup final appearance for West Indies. India playing their first finals defeated the West Indies to claim the title.

Scorecard[edit]

Indian Innings[edit]

R M B 4s 6s SR
Sunil Gavaskar c Dujon b Roberts 2 14 12 0 0 16.66
K Srikkanth lbw b Marshall 38 102 57 7 1 66.66
Mohinder Amarnath b Holding 26 108 80 3 0 32.50
Yashpal Sharma c sub (Logie) b Gomes 11 45 32 1 0 34.37
Sandeep Patil c Gomes b Garner 27 48 29 0 1 93.10
Kapil Dev (c) c Holding b Gomes 20 10 8 4 0 187.50
Kirti Azad c Garner b Roberts 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
Roger Binny c Garner b Roberts 2 9 8 0 0 25.00
Madan Lal b Marshall 17 31 27 0 1 62.96
Syed Kirmani (wk) b Holding 14 55 43 0 0 32.55
Balwinder Sandhu not out 11 42 30 1 0 36.66
Extras (b 5, lb 5, w 9, nb 1) 20
Total (all out; 54.4 overs) 183 (3.34 runs per over)

Fall of wickets 1–2 (Gavaskar), 2–59 (Srikkanth), 3–90 (Amarnath), 4–92(Yashpal Sharma), 5–110 (Kapil Dev), 6–111 (Azad), 7–130 (Binny), 8–153 (Patil), 9–161 (Madan Lal), 10–183 (Kirmani)

Bowling O M R W Econ
Andy Roberts 10 3 0 3 3.20
Joel Garner 12 4 0 1 2.00
Malcolm Marshall 11 1 0 2 2.18
Michael Holding 9.4 2 0 2 2.68
Larry Gomes 11 1 0 2 4.45
Viv Richards 1 0 0 0 8.00

Match details[edit]

After losing the toss, India were asked to bat first against a West Indies team that arguably boasted the world's best bowling attack. Only Mohinder Amarnath (26 from 80 balls) and Kris Srikkanth (38 from 57 balls) put up any significant resistance as Andy Roberts, Malcolm Marshall, Joel Garner and Michael Holding ripped through the Indian batsmen, ably supported by Gomes. Surprising resistance by the tail allowed India to compile 183 (all out, 54.4 overs). Only three sixes were hits in the Indian innings, one from Srikkanth, one from Sandeep Patil (27 from 29 balls), and one from Madan Lal (17 from 27 balls). However, the Indian bowling exploited the weather and pitch conditions perfectly to bowl out the best batting line-up of the era for 140 from 52 overs in return, winning by 43 runs and completing one of the most stunning upsets in cricket history, defeating the previously invincible West Indies. Amarnath and Madan Lal (3–31) each took three wickets, and one memorable moment was the sight of Kapil Dev running a great distance (about 18–20 yards) to take a catch to dismiss Richards, the West Indies top scorer with 33 from 28 balls. Amarnath was the most economical bowler, conceding just 12 runs from his seven overs while taking 3 wickets, and was once again awarded the Man of the Match award for his all-round performance.[1] There was no "Man of the Series" award in 1983.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "India defy the odds". Wisden. reprinted by ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 

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