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Cricket World Cup records: England vs West Indies cricket teams

 England v West Indies

  • The two sides have played 6 world cup matches. English cricket team has won 4 while West Indies cricket team has won 1.
  • The final of 1979 ICC Cricket World Cup was played between England cricket team and West Indies cricket team. The match was won by West Indies and they lifted their second world cup trophy.
  • In the final, West Indies batsman Sir Viv Richards scored a splendid century, making 138 runs. West Indian bowler Joel Garner along with Colin Croft and Michael Holding destroyed English batting line up. Joel Ganer took 5/38.
  • After 1979 world cup, England has been on the offensive side and has beaten West Indies in every world cup match.
  • England cricket team has bowled out West Indies cricket team thrice in last three world cup encounters.
  • West Indies bowlers Jerome Taylor and Dwayne Bravo have picked key wickets of English batsmen in recent matches as well as in last world cup.
  • England batsman Kevin Peterson is the only player from England cricket team to score a century against West Indies cricket team in a world cup match which he did in 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup.
  • Legend batsman Brian Lara played last One-Day International match of his career against England cricket team in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup.
  • The two teams have not played against each other in the world cups of 1975, 1983, 1996 and 2003.

In 2011 cricket world cup, the England vs West Indies match resulted in superb performance by both bowling line ups and batting collapse from both sides. England was all out for 243 while batting first. They were not even able to face the complete set of 50 overs. In response, West Indian cricket team could only score 225 runs. They were all out before completing 50 overs. Although both these teams have faced each other many times in world cups, every match between these two teams is considered a thriller.

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