1975 Cricket World Cup-History and facts
The first cricket World Cup took place in 1975. 1975 world cup cricket was played in England and 8 teams took part in this tournament. Total attendance in the world cup matches was 158,000. It was an amazing number considering the popularity of the game.
The Finalists of World cup Cricket 1975:
Prudential cup, or the first world cup cricket which was played in 1975, was won by West Indies. Clive Lloyd was the winning captain. West Indies defeated Australia in the 1975 cricket world cup final. Clive Lloyd scored a century in the final match and was declared Man of the match. Dickie Bird and Tom Spencer were the umpires in this match. 5 wickets were taken as run out, and Vivian Richards achieved 3 of them.
Best Scoring innings:
England scored 334 while batting first in the first league match. The biggest successful chase was by West Indies (267 runs). Australia and Srilanka scored 604 runs in one match to make it the highest scoring game of the Cricket world cup 1975.
Best individual batting performance of 1975 World cup:
Glenn Turner from the New Zealand squad of Cricket world cup 1975 hit 171. Turner ended up as the highest scoring batsman in this world cup.
Maximum boundaries and centuries in 1975 World cup by an individual player:
Glenn Turner hit 33 fours in this tournament. Turner scored maximum centuries as well (2 in total). Majid Khan former Pakistani Captain scored 3 fifties. CM Old hit 3 sixes. He was representing the England cricket squad in 1975.
Gj Gilmour took the maximum wickets while representing Australia. He also took 5 wickets in an innings twice. Harilal Shah (from East Africa) got the highest number of ducks.
Catches and Wicket keeping records of World cup cricket 1975:
Australian RW Marsh dismissed 10 batsmen as a wicket keeper and Clive Lloyd from West Indies took three catches to set 1975 World cup record.
Best Partnership of 1975 Cricket world cup:
A Turner and RB McCosker scored 182 in a record partnership.
Interesting matches of World cup cricket 1975:
England defeat India with 202 runs margin which was a record.