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1983, India won their First ICC World Cup

1983, India won their First ICC World Cup

1983, India won their First ICC World Cup

On this day June 25, 1983, India won their first ICC World Cup tournament. The final of the 1983 Prudential Cup was played between India and West Indies at Lord’s on 25 June 1983.

Third Consecutive ICC World Cup Final

This match was the was the third consecutive World Cup final hosted at Lord’s, following those in 1975 and 1979. This was the third consecutive World Cup final appearance for West Indies.

First Asian Team

India was making their first appearance at a World Cup final also the first appearance by an Asian nation in a World Cup final and first Asian nation to win a ICC World Cup.

India Won by 43 runs

West Indies, won the toss and elected to field first. India scored 183 runs, Kris Srikkanth’s 38 runs was highest score in the whole match. West Indies scored only 140 runs and India won by 43 runs. Player of The Match, Mohinder Amarnath took 3 wickets for 12 runs.

West Indies miss their third consecutive world cup final. Previously, they had won finals in 1975 and 1979. Twenty-eight years after In 2011, India won their second ICC world cup by defeated Sri Lanka

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Reference

https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/8039/scorecard/65090/india-vs-west-indies-final-prudential-world-cup-1983

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