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1983 ICC Cricket World Cup Final
1983 Cricket WC
Event1983 ICC Cricket World Cup
Date25 June 1983
VenueLord's Cricket Ground, England
Man of the MatchMohinder Amarnath
UmpiresDickie Bird & Barrie Meyer
1979
1987

The final of the 1983 ICC Cricket World Cup was played in Lord's, London on June 25. This was the third consecutive World Cup final appearance for West Indies but they were defeated by India who lifted their first ever World Cup trophy under their captain Kapil Dev.

India were considered as underdogs for the tournament but surprisingly reached the World Cup final and defeated West Indies. This was the first major upset in a Cricket World Cup final as West Indies were the undisputed world champions until then.

Scorecard

Indian Innings

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 82 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 15 10 8 3 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 32 3 3.20
Joel Garner 12 4 24 1 2.00
Malcolm Marshall 11 1 24 2 2.18
Michael Holding 9.4 2 26 2 2.68
Larry Gomes 11 1 49 2 4.45
Viv Richards 1 0 8 0 8.00

West Indies Innings

R M B 4s 6s SR
Gordon Greenidge b Sandhu 1 11 12 0 0 8.33
Desmond Haynes c Binny b Madan Lal 13 45 33 2 0 39.39
Viv Richards c Kapil Dev b Madan Lal 33 42 28 7 0 117.85
Clive Lloyd c Kapil Dev b Binny 8 32 17 1 0 47.05
Larry Gomes c Gavaskar b Madan Lal 5 18 16 0 0 31.25
Faoud Bacchus c Kirmani b Sandhu 8 37 25 0 0 32.00
Jeff Dujon b Amarnath 25 94 73 0 1 34.24
Malcolm Marshall c Gavaskar b Amarnath 18 73 51 0 0 35.29
Andy Roberts lbw b Kapil Dev 4 16 14 0 0 28.57
Joel Garner not out 5 34 19 0 0 26.31
Michael Holding lbw b Amarnath 6 28 24 0 0 25.00
Extras (lb 4, w 10) 14
Total (all out; 52 overs) 140 (2.69 runs per over)

Fall of wickets 1-5 (Greenidge), 2-50 (Haynes), 3-57 (Richards), 4-66 (Gomes), 5-66 (Lloyd), 6-76 (Bacchus), 7-119 (Dujon), 8-124 (Marshall), 9-126 (Roberts), 10-140 (Holding)

Bowling O M R W Econ
Kapil Dev 11 4 21 1 1.90
Balwinder Sandhu 9 1 32 2 3.55
Madan Lal 12 2 31 3 2.58
Roger Binny 10 1 23 1 2.30
Mohinder Amarnath 7 0 12 3 1.71
Kirti Azad 3 0 7 0 2.33

Details

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 Mohinder Amarnath (26 from 80 balls) and Kris Srikkanth (38 from 57 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.new era begins in cricket history There was no 'Man of the Series' awarded in 1983.

See Also

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