1983 Cricket World Cup

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1983 ICC Cricket World Cup (Prudential World Cup)
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Kapil Dev lifts the 1983 World Cup for India
Dates 9 June – 25 June
Administrator(s) International Cricket Council
Cricket format One Day International
Tournament format(s) Double round robin and Knockout
Host(s) England
Champions  India (1st title)
Participants 8
Matches played 27
Attendance 232,081 (8,596 per match)
Most runs England David Gower (384)
Most wickets India Roger Binny (18)
1979
1987

The 1983 ICC Cricket World Cup (also known as Prudential World Cup) was the third edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup tournament. It was held from 9 June to 25 June 1983 in England and was won by India. Eight countries participated in the event.The 1983 World Cup was full of dramatic cricket right from the start. Teams like India and Zimbabwe who were not playing well at those times scored upset victories over the West Indies and Australia respectively. England, Pakistan, India and tournament favourites West Indies qualified for the semi-finals. The preliminary matches were played in two groups of four teams each, and each country played the others in its group twice. The top two teams in each group qualified for the semi-finals.

The matches consisted of 60 overs per team and were played in traditional white clothing and with red balls. They were all played during the day.

Format[edit]

The format of the 1983 world cup was 2 groups of four teams, each team playing each other twice. The top two team from each group then advanced to the semi finals with the winners then advancing to the finals. Every game was of 60 overs with all day matches.

Participants[edit]

The following 8 teams qualified for the final tournament (7 full ICC members including recently appointed full member Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe who qualified by winning the 1982 ICC Trophy).

Group A Group B
 England  West Indies
 Pakistan  India
 New Zealand  Australia
 Sri Lanka  Zimbabwe

Venues[edit]

Venue City Capacity Matches
Lord's Cricket Ground London 30,000 3
Trent Bridge Nottingham 15,350 3
Headingley Stadium Leeds 14,000 3
The Oval London 23,500 3
Edgbaston Cricket Ground Birmingham 21,000 3
County Cricket Ground Derby 9,500 1
County Cricket Ground Bristol 16,000 1
County Ground Taunton 6,500 1
County Cricket Ground Chelmsford 6,500 1
St. Helen's Rugby and Cricket Ground Swansea, Wales 4,500 1
Grace Road Leicester 12,000 1
Old Trafford Cricket Ground Manchester 19,000 3
County Cricket Ground Southampton 7,000 1
New Road Worcester 4,500 1
Nevill Ground Royal Tunbridge Wells 6,000 1

Trophy[edit]

The physical trophy won by the Indian cricket team was damaged during a violent rampage on the Indian cricket board's headquarters, allegedly carried out by members of the political party Shiv Sena.[1] According to Shiv Sena Leaders, they were protesting against the entry of Pakistan Cricket Team in India after the Kargil War which brought the two nations to the brink of a major war.

Squads[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L NR RR
 England 20 6 5 1 0 4.671
 Pakistan 12 6 3 3 0 4.014
 New Zealand 12 6 3 3 0 3.927
 Sri Lanka 4 6 1 5 0 3.752
9 June 1983
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England 
322/6 (60 overs)
v
 New Zealand
216 (59 overs)
9 June 1983
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Pakistan 
338/5 (60 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
288/9 (60 overs)
11 June 1983
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England 
333/9 (60 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
286 (58 overs)
11 June 1983
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New Zealand 
238/9 (60 overs)
v
 Pakistan
186 (55.2 overs)
13 June 1983
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Pakistan 
193/8 (60 overs)
v
 England
199/2 (50.4 overs)
13 June 1983
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Sri Lanka 
206 (56.1 overs)
v
 New Zealand
209/5 (39.2 overs)
15 June 1983
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England 
234 (55.2 overs)
v
 New Zealand
238/8 (59.5 overs)
16 June 1983
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Pakistan 
235/7 (60 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
224 (58.3 overs)
18 June 1983
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Pakistan 
232/8 (60 overs)
v
 England
233/3 (57.2 overs)
18 June 1983
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New Zealand 
181 (58.2 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
184/7 (52.5 overs)
20 June 1983
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Sri Lanka 
136 (50.4 overs)
v
 England
137/1 (24.1 overs)
20 June 1983
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Pakistan 
261/3 (60 overs)
v
 New Zealand
250 (59.1 overs)

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L NR RR
 West Indies 20 6 5 1 0 4.308
 India 16 6 4 2 0 3.870
 Australia 8 6 2 4 0 3.808
 Zimbabwe 4 6 1 5 0 3.492
9 June 1983
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Zimbabwe 
239/6 (60 overs)
v
 Australia
226/7 (60 overs)
9 June 1983
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India 
262/8 (60 overs)
v
 West Indies
228 (54.1 overs)
11 June 1983
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West Indies 
252/9 (60 overs)
v
 Australia
151 (30.3 overs)
11 June 1983
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Zimbabwe 
155 (51.4 overs)
v
 India
157/5 (37.3 overs)
13 June 1983
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Australia 
320/9 (60 overs)
v
 India
158 (37.5 overs)
13 June 1983
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Zimbabwe 
217/7 (60 overs)
v
 West Indies
218/2 (48.3 overs)
15 June 1983
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West Indies 
282/9 (60 overs)
v
 India
216 (53.1 overs)
16 June 1983
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Australia 
272/7 (60 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe
240 (59.5 overs)
18 June 1983
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Australia 
273/6 (60 overs)
v
 West Indies
276/3 (57.5 overs)
18 June 1983
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India 
266/8 (60 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe
235 (57 overs)
20 June 1983
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India 
247 (55.5 overs)
v
 Australia
129 (38.2 overs)
20 June 1983
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Zimbabwe 
171 (60 overs)
v
 West Indies
172/0 (45.1 overs)

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
22 June - Old Trafford, Manchester
  England 213  
  India 217/4  
 
25 June - Lord's, London
      India 183
    West Indies 140
22 June - The Oval, London
  Pakistan 184/8
  West Indies 188/2  

Semi-finals[edit]

22 June 1983
scorecard
England 
213 (60 overs)
v
 India
217/4 (54.4 overs)

In the first semi-final, at Old Trafford on 22 June, England won the toss and batted first. The English batsmen mistimed many balls and used the bat's edge frequently, as the restrictive Indian bowling led England to score 213 (all out, 60 overs). Graeme Fowler (33 from 59 balls, 3 fours) top scored, and Kapil Dev took 3 for 35 in eleven overs, with Mohinder Amarnath and Roger Binny taking two wickets each. In reply, Yashpal Sharma (61 from 115 balls, 3 fours, 2 sixes) and Sandeep Patil (51 from 32 balls, 8 fours) made half-centuries, as India reached their target in 54.4 overs, winning by 6 wickets in a classic victory over the previous tournament's runner-ups. Mohinder Amarnath (46 from 92 balls, 4 fours, 1 six) picked up the man-of-the-match award for his all round performance, which saw him add 46 runs to his earlier bowling success (2/27 in 12 overs).[2]

22 June 1983
scorecard
Pakistan 
184/8 (60 overs)
v
 West Indies
188/2 (48.4 overs)

The second semi-final, between Pakistan and the West Indies, was staged at The Oval on the same day. West Indies won the toss and inserted Pakistan, whom they restricted to just 184 (8 wickets, 60 overs). Mohsin Khan (70 from 176 balls, 1 four) fought his way past 50 against the superb West Indies Bowling (he was the only Pakistani batsman to reach 50). Malcolm Marshall (3-28) and Andy Roberts (2-25) starred with the ball. The West Indies innings was based around a superb innings by Viv Richards (80 from 96 balls, 11 fours, 1 six), who took the man-of-the-match award, and an unbeaten half-century by Larry Gomes (50 from 100 balls, 3 fours) as the defending champions reached their target for the loss of just two wickets.[3]

Final[edit]

25 June 1983
scorecard
India 
183 (54.4 overs)
v
 West Indies
140 (52 overs)

In the final, India lost the toss and were asked to bat first against a West Indies team that arguably boasted the world's best bowling attack[citation needed]. Only Krishnamachari Srikkanth (38 from 57 balls) and Mohinder Amarnath (26 from 80 balls) put up any significant resistance as Roberts, 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).When Indian chips were down Kapil Dev said "Team if this is not a winning total its definitely a fighting total" One of the popular quotes of all time. During the Indian innings Only three sixes were hit 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 lineup 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.[4] There was no 'Man of the Series' awarded in 1983.

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