On this day India won the World Cup in 1983© Twitter
It was on this day, 39 years ago, when Kapil Dev led Team India won their first World Cup title. On the way to the tournament, not many gave India a chance to win the competition, but Kapil Dev and his team surprised everyone by going all the way into the tournament. What made the win sweeter was that India outclassed the favorites West Indies in the top match at Lord’s Cricket Ground. India defended an underscore in the final as the bowling lineup showed a spirited performance.
No one can forget the image of Kapil Dev and his team standing on the balcony of the Lord with the World Cup trophy in their hand.
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#On this day in 1983 Team India won its first ICC World Cup!
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Leading batter, India was eliminated for only 183 runs, with Kris Srikanth leading the score with a hit of 38. Sandeep Patil also scored with 27 runs, but no other batter was able to stay in the fold for long. Sunil Gavaskar (2) and Kapil Dev (15) didn’t get going with the bat.
Kapil Dev defended 184 and got a big shot in the arm when the team was able to fire Vivian Richards before registering his half-century. Kapil Dev took a fantastic running catch to beat Richards and he went back to the pavilion after scoring 33.
Jeff Dujon scored 25, but in the end, West Indian innings folded for 140 and India registered an extended 43-run victory. For India, Mohinder Amarnath and Madan Lal took three wickets each.
After this win, cricket got a big boost in the country and the sport has ever looked back.
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