When India won the World Cup in England in 1983

October 29, 2014: 1983 Till the victory over Zimbabwe, India had looked shaky. After that, under Kapil’s leadership, they had the confidence to overthrow any team that came their way. ©Getty Images

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India were in the final against the two-time world champions, the most feared team in the world. No one thought India stood a chance. ©Getty Images

  India did nothing to dispel that impression in the first innings. They were bowled out for 183. Kris Srikkanth’s 38 was the highest score of the innings. ©Getty Images

India won by 43 runs when Amarnath got Michael Holding lbw. ©Getty Images

Roger Binny, the highest wicket-taker of the tournament, dismissed Clive Lloyd. ©Getty Images

It was Viv Richards’ wicket – off a spectacular catch by Kapil Dev – that turned things around for India. ©Patrick Eagar

Mohinder Amarnath scored 26, then took 3 for 12 in seven overs with his gentle medium pace. ©Getty Images

India did nothing to dispel that impression in the first innings. They were bowled out for 183. Kris Srikkanth’s 38 was the highest score of the innings. ©Getty Images

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One response to “When India won the World Cup in England in 1983

  1. EMAIL COMMENT from ERROL FERNANDO in Melbourne:

    “Michael,I have vivid memories of India’s victory in 1983. It was totally unexpected and huge news at the time. The biggest moment was the dismissal of Vivian Richards. It would even have stopped the Third World War!

    Errol

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