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