INDIAN SPORTS HISTORY – 25 June

INDIAN SPORTS HISTORY – 25 June

On 25th June 1983 – India Lifted its first World Cup under the captaincy of Kapil Dev.

The final of the 1983 Prudential Cup was played at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on 25 June 1983. On one hand, West Indies was playing their third consecutive World Cup final while India were playing in their maiden final.

After losing the toss, India were asked to bat first against a West Indies side that had some of the world’s best bowlers. Only Kris Srikkanth (38 from 57 balls), Sandeep Patil (27 from 29 balls) and Mohinder Amarnath (26 from 80 balls) were able to withstand the Caribbean bowlers as India managed to compile a meagre 183.

However, the Indian bowling exploited the weather and pitch conditions perfectly to bowl out the best batting line-up of the era for 140 in 52 overs, winning by 43 runs. Mohinder Amarnath and Madan Lal took three wickets each as India produced one of the most stunning upsets in Cricket history. and one  was the sight of Kapil Dev running about 18–20 yards to dismiss Richards remains one of the most memorable moments of the final.

Just as in the semi-finals it was Mohinder Amarnath, who was awarded the Man of the Match award for his all-round performance.

Man of the Match – Mohinder Amaranth

Result: India beat West Indies by 43 runs

India 183 all out (54.4 overs) @ 3.34 rpo

R B 4s 6s
Sunil Gavaskar c Dujon b Roberts 2 12 0 0
K Srikanth lbw Marshall 38 57 7 1
Mohinder Amarnath b Holding 26 80 3 0
Yashpal Sharma c sub(Logie) b Gomes 11 32 1 0
Sandeep Patil c Gomes b Garner 27 29 0 1
Kapil Dev (c) c Holding b Gomes 15 8 3 0
Kirti Azad c Garner b Roberts 0 3 0 0
Roger Binny c Garner b Roberts 2 8 0 0
Madan Lal b Marshall 17 27 0 1
S Kirmani (wk) b Holding 14 43 0 0
BS Sandhu not out 11 30 1 0
Extras: 20 (b 5, lb 5, w – 9, nb – 1)

Fall of wickets: 2/1 (Gavaskar), 59/2 (Srikanth), 90/3 (Amarnath),92/4 (Yashpal Sharma ), 110/5 (Kapil Dev), 111/6 (Azad), 130/7 (Binny), 153/8 (Patil), 161/9 (Madan Lal), 183/10 (Kirmani)

West Indies Bowling

O M R W
Andy Roberts 10 3 32 3
Joel Garner 12 4 24 1
Malcolm Marshall 11 1 24 2
Michael Holding 9.4 2 26 2
Larry Gomes 11 1 49 2
Viv Richards 1 0 8 0

West Indies 140 all out (52 overs) @ 2.69 rpo

R B 4s 6s
Gordon Greenidge b Sandhu 1 12 0 0
DL Haynes c Binny b Madan Lal 13 33 2 0
Viv Richards c Kapil Dev b Madan Lal 33 28 7 0
CH Lloyd (c) c Kapil Dev b Binny 8 17 1 0
Larry Gomes c Gavaskar b Madan Lal 5 16 0 0
Faoud Bacchus c Kirmani b Sandhu 8 25 0 0
Jeff Dujon (wk) b Amarnath 25 73 0 1
Malcolm Marshall c Gavaskar b Amarnath 18 51 0 0
Andy Roberts lbw b Kapil Dev 4 14 0 0
Joel Garner not out 5 19 0 0
Michael Holding lbw b Amarnath 6 24 0 0
Extras: 14 (lb 4, w 10)
Fall of wickets: 5/1 (Greenidge), 50/2 (Haynes), 57/3 (Richards), 66/4 (Gomes), 66/5 (Lloyd), 76/6 (Bacchus), 119/7 (Dujon), 124/8 (Marshall), 126/9 (Roberts), 140/10 (Holding)

India Bowling

O M R W
Kapil Dev 11 4 21 1
BS Sandhu 9 1 32 2
Madan Lal 12 2 31 3
Roger Binny 10 1 23 1
Mohinder Amarnath 7 0 12 3
Kirti Azad 3 0 7 0

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