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1983 Cricket World Cup-History and facts

by on February 12, 2011
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1983

The third world cup cricket was played in 1983. This world cup was again 60 overs per innings tournament which was played in England. India won this world cup by Defeating the two times world cup champions West Indies in the final. India scored only 183 runs and successfully defended it. Mohinder Amarnath was the man of the match. Dickie Bird and Meyer were the umpires in this final match.

Best batting performances of 1983 Cricket World Cup:

338 runs were scored by Pakistan cricket team against Srilanka. Highest successful chase was by West Indies, of 276 runs against Australia. Kapil Dev of India scored 175* as the highest individual innings by a batsman in 1983 cricket world cup, while David Gower scored 384 in aggregate. The highest total in a game was shared by Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It was a total of 626 runs.

Most centuries and fifties in Cricket world cup 1983:

8 players scored 1 centruy each to share this record. Imran Khan, Kapil Dev, Zaheer Abbas, Richards, Greenidge, Gower, Lamb and TM Chappell share this record. Zaheer Abbas from Pakistan and Imran Khan scored maximum 50s. CG Greenidge and HA Gomes scored a partnership of 195 runs against Zimbabwe for the 3rd wicket.

Bowling Records of 1983 Cricket world cup:

RMH Binny took 18 wickets. Sri lankan ALF de MEL took maximum five wickets in one match to set the record of 1983 cricket world cup. New Zeland bowler MC Snedded conceded 105 runs in 12 overs.

Catches and Wicket Keeping records:

Kapil Dev of India took 8 ctaches and Dujon from West Indies dismissed 18 batsmen as a wicketkeeper.

Interesting matches of the 1983 Cricket world cup:

Australia beat India in the third world cup cricket with a margin of 162 runs. West Indies Defeat Zimbabwe with a 10 wicket margin.

This was the first world cup organized outside England and if was the first world cup won by an Asian nation. Cricket has become much more interesting and competitive now.

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