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Semi Finals and Final-Cricket World Cup 1979

World Cup 1979

The second Cricket World Cup was played in 1979 in England. England, Pakistan cricket team, New Zealand and West Indies qualified for the semifinals in Cricket World Cup 1979. Again in this world cup cricket like the first one, each innings was of 60 overs.

1st Semi final Cricket World Cup 1979:

  1. The first semi-final of 1979 Cricket World Cup was played on 20th June, 1979. England cricket team faced New Zealand in this first semi final.
  2. English cricket team won the 1st semi-final of 1979 Cricket World Cup match by 9 runs. In total England scored 221 runs.
  3. GA Gooch was the Man of the Match for his 71 runs knock. JM Brearley was not out at 53. DW Randall scored 42.
  4. M Handriek took 3 wickets. New Zealand cricket team was all out for 212 runs.

2nd Semifinal Cricket World Cup 1979:

  1. The second semi-final of 1979 Cricket World Cup was played on 20th June, 1979. Pakistan cricket team faced West Indies in the semi final of second Cricket World Cup (1979).
  2. West Indies scored 293 runs. CG Greenidge was the Man of the Match for his 73 runs. DL Haynes scored 65. Asif Iqbal took four wickets for Pakistan cricket team. Imran Khan and Sarfraz Nawaz took one wicket each.
  3. Pakistan’s top batting order performed really well. Majid Khan scored 81 and Zaheer Abbas scored 93. Still, Pakistan were all out for 250.
  4. CEH Croft and IVA Richards took 3 wickets each. AME Roberts took 2 wickets.
  5. The Final of 1979 Cricket World Cup was played between England and West Indies cricket team.

Final-Cricket World Cup 1979  

The Final was played between West Indies and English cricket teams. Some of the facts of 1979 Cricket World Cup are:

  1. The final match of the 1979 Cricket World Cup was played on 23 June, 1979.
  2. West Indian cricket team scored 286. IVA Richards scored 138 and was Man of the Match for his brilliant knock in 1979 Cricket World Cup.
  3. CL King Scored 86 runs for West Indian cricket side.
  4. Ian Botham took 2 wickets for England. M Hendriek, CM Old and PH Edmonds got 2 wickets each for England cricket team
  5. English cricket team was all out for 194. JM Brearley scored 64 and G Boycott scored 57. The middle order failed badly to result in this second Cricket World Cup final defeat.
  6. J Garner took 5 wickets and CEH Croft took 3 wickets. MA Holding took 2 wickets.

Although England being the pioneer of cricket game and having played the two finals of the initial two cricket world cups, haven’t been able to win any of the world cups so far.

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