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Prudential World Cup Cricket 1975, England

Dates: 7 June 1975 to 21 June 1975

Teams: England, Australia, New Zealand, West Indies, India, Pakistan, Srilanka and East Africa

In 1975, cricket's first one-day World Cup was held in England. Sponsored by Prudential Assurance, the eight sides to participate were the six Test-playing nations, plus Sri Lanka (not then a test side) and East Africa. East Africa were outclassed, but Sri Lanka put up a brave show, especially against Australia. The teams were split into two preliminary groups of four; the top two teams in each group progressed to the semi-final stage. Each innings was limited to a maximum of 60 overs


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West Indies won the first World Cup

West Indies won the inaugural Word Cup defeating Australia by 17 runs at the historic Lords cricket ground.Put into bat, West Indies piled up a mammoth 291 for eight off its allotted 60 overs. Skipper Clive Lloyd led from the front scoring a fine century (102) and was ably supported by Rohan Kanhai who notched a handy 55. Left-arm seamer Gary Gilmour was the pick of the Aussie bowlers picking up a haul of 5 for 48.
Chasing 292 for victory, Australia did get off to a good start with opener Alan Turner scoring a solid 40. Once he fell, wickets tumbled at regular intervals. Barring skipper Ian Chappell who authored a fine 62, rest of the batters came a cropper. Keith Boyce was the wrecker-in chief for the Windies, snaffling 4 for 50. Clive Lloyd was named Man of the Match.


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West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs

Having reached the final unbeaten, the West Indies maintained their winning run with a fine performance in the first World Cup final.
After being put in, they looked in trouble at 50 for three before a partnership between the rapier and the rock changed the game.
Clive Lloyd, after being dropped by Ross Edwards on 26, raced to 50 at a run-a-ball and reached his century off 82 balls, an innings that completely over-shadowed Gary Gilmour's feat of taking five wickets.
And with Rohan Kanhai, who went 11 overs without scoring a run, dropping anchor at the other end, the pair put on 149 to help their side to a respectable 291 for eight.
Australia started well, careering along at four an over for 20 overs, but were undone by some shambolic running between the wickets and some sensational fielding.
Alvin Kallicharran set the standard with a stunning slip catch and then came the run outs. Alan Turner, Greg Chappell, Ian Chappell... the list went on and the wheels slowly but surely came off the Australian charge.
Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson put on 41 in six overs for the final wicket but the game was up, with the pair needing 18 off nine balls, when Thomson became the fifth man to be run out.
West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs
Man of the Match: CH Lloyd
 
Australia won the toss and decided to field
291 for 8 (60.0 overs)
274 all out (58.4 overs)

West Indies Innings
Batsman
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
RC Fredericks hit wicket b Lilee
7
13 0 0
CG Greenidge c Marsh b Thomson
13
61 1 0
AI Kallicharran c Marsh
b Gilmour
12
18 2 0
RB Kanhai   b Gilmour
55
105 8 0
CH Lloyd c Marsh b Gilmour
102
85 12 2
IVA Richards   b Gilmour 5 11 1 0
KD Boyce   b Thomson 34 37 3 0
BD Julien not out   26 37 1 0
DL Murray
c &
b Gilmour 14 10 1 1
VA Holder not out
 
6
2 1 0
Extras
 
11nb 6lb 17
 
Total
 
for 8 291
 

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Lilee 12 1 55 1
Gilmour 12 2 48 5
Thomson 12 1 44 2
Walker 12 1 71 0
GS Chappell 7 0 33 0
Walters 5 0 23 0
Fall of wicket
Batsman
12 Fredericks
27 Kallicharran
50 Greenidge
199 Lloyd
206 Kanhai
209 Richards
261 Boyce
285 Murray

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Australia Innings
Batsman
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
A Turner run out Richards
40
54 4 0
RB McCosker c Kallicharran
 b Boyce
7
24 1 0
IM Chappell run out
 Richards/Lloyd
62
93 6 0
GS Chappell run out Richards
15
23 2 0
KD Walters  
 b Lloyd
35
51 5 0
RW Marsh  
 b Boyce
11
24 0 0
R Edwards c Fredericks b Boyce
28
37 2 0
GJ Gilmour c Kanhai b Boyce
14
11 2 0
MHN Walker run out
 Kallicharran/Holder
7
9 1 0
JR Thomson
run out
Kallicharran/Murray
21
21 2 0
DK Lillee
 not out
b S Nitschke
16
19 1 0
Extras
 
7nb 2b 9lb 18
 
Total
 
all out 274
 

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Julienk 12 0 58 0
Roberts 11 1 45 0
Boyce 12 0 50 4
Holder 11.4 1 65 0
Lloyd 12 1 38 1
Fall of wicket
Batsman
25 McCosker
81 Turner
115 GS Chappell
162 IM Chappell
170 Walters
195 Marsh
221 Gilmour
231 Edwards
233 Walker
274 Thomson

Live Cricket Umpires: HD Bird and TW Spencer
West Indies Team: RC Fredericks,CG Greenidge,AI Kallicharran,RB Kanhai,CH Lloyd,IVA Richards,KD Boyce,BD Julien,DL Murray,VA Holder,Roberts
Australia Team: A Turner,RB McCosker,IM Chappell,GS Chappell,KD Walters,RW Marsh,R Edwards,GJ Gilmour,MHN Walker,JR Thomson,DK Lillee

Summary of 1975 World Cup


Captains:
Group A-->Eng: Mike Denness; NZ: Glenn Turner; Ind: S.Venkat
EA: Harilal Shah
Group B-->Aust: Ian Chappell; WI: Clive Lloyd
Pak:Asif Iqbal/ Majid Khan; SL: A.P.B.Tennekoon

1. ENGLAND v INDIA, at Lord's (London)-->7th June
Eng. won toss
Eng won by 202 runs
MOM: Dennis Amiss
Eng 4/334(60)-->D.L.Amiss 137, K.W.R.Fletcher 68, M.H.Denness 37*,
C.M.Old 51*(30)
Ind 3/132(60)-->S.M.Gavaskar 36*, G.R.Vishwanath 37

2. NEW ZEALAND v EAST AFRICA, at Edgebaston (Birmingham)-->7th June
NZ won the toss
NZ won by 181 runs
MOM: Glenn Turner
NZ 5/309(60)-->G.M.Turner 171*, J.M.Parkar 66
EA 8/128(60)-->Frasat Ali 45, Zulfiqar Ali 30, D.R.Hadlee 3/21
H.J.Howarth 3/29
--->Turner's 171* was the 1st 150+ score in all ODIs and is
the 3rd highest score in WC (4th in all ODIs)
--->This is NZ's highest total ever.
--->this is the 2nd largest margin of victory for NZ

3. AUSTRALIA v PAKISTAN, at Headingley (Leeds)-->7th June
Aust won toss
Aust won by 73 runs
MOM: Dennis Lillee
Aust 7/278(60)-->A.Turner 46, G.S.Chappell 45, R.Edwards 80*
Pak 205(53)-->Majid Khan 65, Asif Iqbal 53, Wasim Raja 31,
D.K.Lillee 5/34 was the 1st 5 wkt haul by any bowler in ODIs.

4. WEST INDIES v SRI LANKA, at Old Trafford (Manchester)-->7th June
WI won the toss
WI won by 9 wkts.
MOM: Julien
SL 86 (37.2)-->B.D.Julien 4/20
WI 1/87(20.4)-->R.C.Fredricks 33, D.L.Murray 30*
-->only 3 SL batsmen reached double figures:M.H.Tissera 14,
A.R.M.Opatha 11, D.S.DeSilva 21.
-->SL was 4/21, 8/48, 9/58.
-->The lone WI wkt fell at 52, taken by D.S.DeSilva.

5. ENGLAND v NEW ZEALAND, at Trent Bridge (Nottingham)-->11th June
NZ won toss
Eng won by 80 runs
MOM: Kieth Fletcher
Eng 6/266(60)-->K.W.R.Fletcher 131, F.C.Hayes 34, M.H.Denness 37
NZ 186(60)-->J.F.Morrison 55, A.W.Greig 4/45
-->Eng entered the semis with this win

6. INDIA v EAST AFRICA, at Headingley (Leeds)-->11th June
EA won toss
Ind won by 10 wkts.
MOM:Farrokh Engineer
EA 120(53.3)-->Jawahir Shah 37, B.S.Bedi 12-8-6-1
Ind 0/123(29.5)-->S.M.Gavaskar 65*, F.M.Engineer 54*
-->EA at one stage was 5/56.

7. AUSTRALIA v SRI LANKA, at Kennington Oval (London)-->11th June
SL won the toss
Aust won by 52 runs
MOM: Allan Turner
Aust 5/328(60)-->R.B.McCosker 73, A.Yurner 101, G.S.Chappell 50,
K.D.Walters 59
SL 4/276(60)-->S.R.deWettimuny rtd ht 53, B.Warnapura 31,
L.R.D.Mendis rtd ht 32, A.P.B.Tennekoon 48, M.H.Tissera 52
--->McCoscer and Turner put on 182 for 1st wkt-->WC record

8. WEST INDIES v PAKISTAN, at Edgbaston (Birmingham)-->11 th June
Pak won toss
WI won by 1 wkt
MOM:Sarfraz Nawaz
Pak 7/266(60)-->Majid Khan 60, Zaheer Abbas 31, Mushtaq Mohd. 55,
Wasim Raja 58
WI 9/267(59.3)-->C.H.Lloyd 53, D.L.Murray 61*, A.M.E.Roberts 24*,
Nawaz 4/44
-->Murray and Roberts added 64 runs for the 10th wkt.
--->WI were 3/36, 5/99, 8/166, and 9/203

9.ENGLAND v EAST AFRICA, at Edgebaston (Birmingham)-->14th June
EA won toss
Eng won by 196 runs
MOM: John Snow
Eng 5/290(60)-->B.Wood 77, D.L.Amiss 88, F.C.Hayes 52
EA 94(52.3)-->Ramesh Sethi 30, Mehmood Quaraishy 19
(only batsmen to reach two figures)
J.A.Snow 4/11
-->Wood and Amiss put 158 for 1st wkt.
-->Eng finished 3-0, and EA 0-3

10.NEW ZEALAND v INDIA, at Old Trafford (Manchester)-->15th June
Ind won toss
NZ won by 4 wkts
MOM: Glenn Turner
Ind 230 (60)-->A.D.Gaekwad 37, S.Abid Ali 70, McKechnie 3/49
NZ 6/233(58.5)-->G.M.Turner 114*, B.F.Hastings 34

11. AUSTRALIA v WEST INDIES, at Kennington Oval (London)-->14th June
WI won toss
WI won by 7 wkts.
MOM:Alvin Kallicharan
Aust 192(53.4)-->R.Edwards 58, R.W.Marsh 52*, A.M.E.Roberts 3/39
WI 3/195(46)-->R.C.Fredricks 58, A.I.Kallicharan 78
-->Aust recovered from 5/61 to 6/160

12.PAKISTAN v SRI LANKA, at Trent Bridge (Nottingham)-->June 14th
SL won toss
Pak won by 192 runs
MOM: Zaheer Abbas
Pak 6/330(60)-->Sadiq Mohd. 74, Majid Khan 84, Z.Abbas 97,
B.Warnapura 3/42
SL 138(50.1)-->A.P.B.Tennekoon 30, Imran Khan 3/15

13.Semi-final:
ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA, at Headingley (Leeds)-->June 18th
Aust won toss
Aust won by 4 wkts.
MOM: Gary Gilmour
Eng 93(36.2)-->only Denness and G.G.Arnold reached double figures,
Gilmour 6/14, Walker 3/22
Aust 6/94(28.4)-->K.D.Walters 20*, G.J.Gilmour 28*, Old 3/29
-->Eng "recovered" from 7/37 and 8/52.
-->Aust "recovered" from 6/39
-->"Gilmour's Match"

14. Semi-final:
WEST INDIES v NEW ZEALAND, at The Oval (London)-->18th June
WI won toss
WI won by 5 wkts.
MOM: Alvin Kallicharan
NZ 158(52.2)-->G.M.Turner 36, G.PHowarth 51, Julien 4/27,
Holder 3/30
WI 5/159(40.1)-->C.G.Greenidge 55, A.I.Kallicharan 72, Collinge 3/28

15. FINAL:
AUSTRALIA v WEST INDIES, at Lord's (London)-->21st June
Aust won toss
WI won by 17 runs
MOM:C.H.Lloyd


Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.