1975 Cricket World Cup Final
|Event||1975 ICC Cricket World Cup|
|Date||21 June 1975|
|Venue||Lord's Cricket Ground, London, England|
|Umpires||Dickie Bird and Tom Spencer|
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
West Indies qualified for the knockouts with a first-place finish in Group B. The team won 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 the West Indies scored the required 158 to reach the final.
Australia made it through to the knockouts in second place with their only loss being against the West Indies. But they did defeat Pakistan and Sri Lanka to take on England in the semi final. Gary Gilmour took six wickets in the English innings to help them through to the final.
In the final, The West Indies 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 Australians were run out, three by Vivian Richards.
21 June 1975
291/8 (60 overs)
274 (58.4 overs)
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