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And West Indies won the World cup 1975

hi all,
as world cup is so close i am starting a blog show in which i will display all the highlights of all world cups.It will also feature the performance of INDIA in that world cup.

So lets Began



Officially Called Prudential Cup



The 1975 world was the first ever world cup in the cricket history.It was held in the country Which made Cricket "ENGLAND".The tournament was Held from 7th to 21 June 1975 at the six venues of england named as Lords,Oval,Leeds,Manchester,Nottingham and Birmingham.First champion was west indies


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clive llyod with the trophy

-At The first edition only 8 teams were there(6 test playing) named as 

East Africa





West Indies

New zealand


*Srilanka and East Africa were the only not test playing teams.

-First Title was bagged by West indies

-Each inning was of 60 overs with red ball and white kit.


There were 2 groups divided and each group had 4 teams in it competeting against each other and the top two teams of each group would went to the semifinals and further finals.


Group A



-New Zealand

-East Africa

Group B

-West Indies





From group A England and Newzeland were qualified and from group B West Indies and Australia Were Qualified.



Between England and australia

England batted first and were all out for 94 with great bowling by gilmur(6/14) and his all roound form continued when australian side came to bat he scored 28* which helped OZ to chase the target as their top order was broken by cris(3/29).

Australia Qualified to the finals


Semifinal 2

Between West Indies and Newzealand.

Newzeland batted first ad were all out on 158.Top run scorer was howarth(51).West Indies Chased The Target and Were in the finals to meet the OZ.



Between-West Indies and Australia



Decision-To Bat First

Winner-West Indies

Top Scorer In The Match- Clive Llyod(102)

Most Wickets-Gilmour-5

Man Of The Match- Clive Llyod 

The final Begins.Australia won the toss and opt to bowl first and  proved that decision right  by breaking the top order of westindians with the first wicket at 12 then at 27 and then at 50.But then llyod made a partnership and a century to keep a target of 292.

Highlights of Westindies Innings.


Top Scorer-Llyod-102

Most wickets- gilmour(5 wickets)

Australia's Chase

Australia start their inings well but loose their first wicket at the score of 25.Then chappel and turner kept a partnership to have the australians in the finals.But when Boyce came he put the whole match towards westindies with his 4 wickets.

Westindies Won the match

Highlights of Australia Innings

Runs- 274

Top Scorer- Ian Chappel-62 runs

Most Wickets- Boyce(4)

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World Got The first Ever Cricket World Cup Champions West Indies


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West Indies fan race to congrats their Team

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                                  LLyod played and important role for WI


Most Run Scorer-GM TURNER(NZ)

Most Centuries-GM TURNER-2

Mos Wickets-Gilmour(aus) 11



India At the world Cup

India's first world cup campaign was proved as a faliure.India didnt managed to go t the semifinals and had a position of no.3 at group A.

India won only 1 match and against east Africa.

-India's Matches in World Cup '75

India played 3 matches and won only 1 match.

1. 7 june 1975-India V/S England

England scored 334/4 in 60 overs but in reply India only managed to score 132/3 with the too defensive innings by Sunil gavaskar(36 runs from 174 bowls)

2. 11 June 1975 - India V/S East Africa

East africa were all out for 120 with the great bowling efforts by madan lal(15/3) and Abid ali(22/2). Rest of the job to do bat was very easy and gavaskar(65) and faruk Engineer(54) made india to win the match by 10 wickets.

This was the first and only victory on India in 1975 CWC.

3.14 June 1975-India V/S New Zealand

India made 230 in 60 overs by 70 runs from the bat of Abid ali. Making 230 wasnt a tough job for Kiwis and they suceed in chasing by a century of turner(114*).

It lead to the disqualification of India From the first CWC.

Top Run Scorer for India-Gavasker-113

Most Wickets- Abid Ali-6





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Yeah.. WestIndies at their Best!

Great work Mridul!
vicentaRD on 06 Dec 2010, 12:25 AM
@Mridul: From group A england and nz had qualified.
CNP on 06 Dec 2010, 12:06 AM