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1983 ICC Cricket World Cup (Prudential World Cup)
1983 Cricket WC.jpg
Administrator International Cricket Council
Cricket Format One Day International
Tournament Format Double round robin and Knockout
Hosts Flag of England England
Champions Flag of India India
Participants 8
Matches Played 27
Most runs Flag of England England David Gower (384)
Most wickets Flag of India India Roger Binny (18)
Official website

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

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 advance to the Semi Finals where the winners then advance to the finals. and every game was of 60 overs with all day matches.

Participants

The following 8 teams qualified for the final tournament.

Group A Group B
Flag of England England Flag of West Indies West Indies
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Flag of India India
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Flag of Australia Australia
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe

Venues

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

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. 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

Main article: 1983 Cricket World Cup squads

Group stage

Group A

Main article: 1983 Cricket World Cup Group A
Team Pts Pld W L NR RR
Flag of England England 2065104.671
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 1263304.014
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 1263303.927
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 461503.752
9 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of England England
322/6 (60 overs)
v Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
216 (59 overs)
Flag of England England won by 106 runs
The Oval, London, England
9 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
338/5 (60 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
288/9 (60 overs)
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan won by 50 runs
St Helen's, Swansea, Wales
11 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of England England
333/9 (60 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
286 (58 overs)
Flag of England England won by 47 runs
County Ground, Taunton, England
11 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
238/9 (60 overs)
v Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
186 (55.2 overs)
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand won by 52 runs
Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
13 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
193/8 (60 overs)
v Flag of England England
199/2 (50.4 overs)
Flag of England England won by 8 wickets
Lord's, London, England
13 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
206 (56.1 overs)
v Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
209/5 (39.2 overs)
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand won by 5 wickets
County Ground, Bristol, England
15 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of England England
234 (55.2 overs)
v Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
238/8 (59.5 overs)
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand won by 2 wickets
Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
16 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
235/7 (60 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
224 (58.3 overs)
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan won by 11 runs
Headingley, Leeds, England
18 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
232/8 (60 overs)
v Flag of England England
233/3 (57.2 overs)
Flag of England England won by 7 wickets
Old Trafford, Manchester, England
18 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
181 (58.2 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
184/7 (52.5 overs)
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets
County Ground, Derby, England
20 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
136 (50.4 overs)
v Flag of England England
137/1 (24.1 overs)
Flag of England England won by 9 wickets
Headingley, Leeds, England
20 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
261/3 (60 overs)
v Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
250 (59.1 overs)
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan won by 11 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England

Group B

Main article: 1983 Cricket World Cup Group B
Team Pts Pld W L NR RR
Flag of West Indies West Indies 2065104.308
Flag of India India 1664203.870
Flag of Australia Australia 862403.808
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe 461503.492
9 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe
239/6 (60 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
226/7 (60 overs)
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe won by 13 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England
9 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of India India
262/8 (60 overs)
v Flag of West Indies West Indies
228 (54.1 overs)
Flag of India India won by 34 runs
Old Trafford, Manchester, England
11 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of West Indies West Indies
252/9 (60 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
151 (30.3 overs)
Flag of West Indies West Indies won by 101 runs
Headingley, Leeds, England
11 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe
155 (51.4 overs)
v Flag of India India
157/5 (37.3 overs)
Flag of India India won by 5 wickets
Grace Road, Leicester, England
13 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
320/9 (60 overs)
v Flag of India India
158 (37.5 overs)
Flag of Australia Australia won by 162 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England
13 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe
217/7 (60 overs)
v Flag of West Indies West Indies
218/2 (48.3 overs)
Flag of West Indies West Indies won by 8 wickets
New Road, Worcester, England
15 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of West Indies West Indies
282/9 (60 overs)
v Flag of India India
216 (53.1 overs)
Flag of West Indies West Indies won by 66 runs
The Oval, London, England
16 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
272/7 (60 overs)
v Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe
240 (59.5 overs)
Flag of Australia Australia won by 32 runs
County Ground, Southampton, England
18 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
273/6 (60 overs)
v Flag of West Indies West Indies
276/3 (57.5 overs)
Flag of West Indies West Indies won by 7 wickets
Lord's, London, England
18 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of India India
266/8 (60 overs)
v Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe
235 (57 overs)
Flag of India India won by 31 runs
Nevill Ground, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
20 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of India India
247 (55.5 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
129 (38.2 overs)
Flag of India India won by 118 runs
County Ground, Chelmsford, England
20 June 1983
Scorecard
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe
171 (60 overs)
v Flag of West Indies West Indies
172/0 (45.1 overs)
Flag of West Indies West Indies won by 10 wickets
Edgbaston, Birmingham, England

Knockout stage

Main article: 1983 Cricket World Cup knockout stage
  Semi-finals Final
22 June - Old Trafford, Manchester
 Flag of England England 213  
 Flag of India India 217/4  
 
25 June - Lord's, London
     Flag of India India 183
   Flag of West Indies West Indies 140
22 June - The Oval, London
 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 184/8
 Flag of West Indies West Indies 188/2  

Semi-finals

22 June 1983
scorecard
Flag of England England
213 (60 overs)
v Flag of India India
217/4 (54.4 overs)
Flag of India India won by 6 wickets
Old Trafford, Manchester

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).

22 June 1983
scorecard
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
184/8 (60 overs)
v Flag of West Indies West Indies
188/2 (48.4 overs)
Flag of West Indies West Indies won by 8 wickets
The Oval, London

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.

Final

Main article: 1983 Cricket World Cup Final
25 June 1983
scorecard
Flag of India India
183 (54.4 overs)
v Flag of West Indies West Indies
140 (52 overs)
Flag of India India won by 43 runs
Lord's, London

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. 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). 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. There was no 'Man of the Series' awarded in 1983.

Statistics

Main article: 1983 Cricket World Cup statistics

Leading run scorers
Runs Player Team Matches
384 David Gower Flag of England England 7
367 Sir Viv Richards Flag of West Indies West Indies 8
360 Graeme Fowler Flag of England England 7
313 Zaheer Abbas Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 7
303 Kapil Dev Flag of India India 8

Leading wicket takers
Wickets Player Team Matches
18 Roger Binny Flag of India India 8
17 Ashantha de Mel Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 6
17 Madan Lal Flag of India India 8
14 Sir Richard Hadlee Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 6
13 Vic Marks Flag of England England 7

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