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WATCH | 1983 World Cup Final Full Match Highlights – India vs West Indies

1983 World Cup Prudential Cup: It was on June 25 in 1932 that India played their first-ever Test match and it was June 25 once again 51 years later that India knocked West Indies off their perch to claim the World Cup - then called the Prudential World Cup. Today is that momentous day.

Cricketnext Staff |June 25, 2020, 8:34 AM IST
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It was on June 25 in 1932 that India played their first-ever Test match and it was June 25 once again 51 years later that India knocked West Indies off their perch to claim the World Cup - then called the Prudential World Cup. Today is that momentous day.

India had won just a solitary World Cup game until embarking on that memorable journey in the English summer of 1983. Considered as easy pushovers and punching bag by some, 24-year-old Kapil Dev led his Devils to the game's most coveted crown, and Indian cricket hasn't looked back since.

But the rank underdogs proved everyone wrong as they beat defending champions West Indies by 40 runs in the final. Not many one-day internationals are remembered frame-by-frame but it is certain that for the lucky few who watched it live and for the rest who have grown up seeing archival footage on television, each of India's games at the 1983 World Cup are kept in a special memory cell.

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The West Indies had already won two World Cups (1975 and 1979) before that and were well on their way to completing a hat-trick chasing India's paltry 183 until Kapil's Devils turned it around with a stunning catch by the skipper to dismiss Viv Richards, followed by a clean-up job by Mohinder Amarnath.

Here's a brief recollection of that historic match that set in motion the new order in world cricket

FINAL

June 25, 1983: India v West Indies

Venue: Lord's cricket ground, London

India: 183 (54.4 overs) - Krish Srikkanth 38; Andy Roberts 3 for 32

West Indies: 140 (52 overs) - Viv Richards 33; Madan Lal 3 for 31

Result: India won by 43 runs

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2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 3466 105
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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2 India 5819 119
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2 England 4564 268
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 5470 260
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