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On at the present time, 37 years in the past: Kapil Dev guided India to maiden ICC Global Cup glory


On June 25, 1983, India lifted their first-ever Males’s Cricket Global Cup name when Kapil Dev-led facet surprised protecting champions West Indies by way of 43 runs within the ultimate of the showpiece match on the Lord’s.

The World Cricket Council (ICC) took to its professional Twitter care for and knowledgeable its fans of India’s feat whilst additionally sharing an image of Kapil Dev lifting the trophy at Global Cup 1983.

“#OnThisDay in 1983, India received their maiden Males’s @cricketworldcup name.Kapil Dev and his facet surprised protecting champions West Indies, beating them by way of 43 runs in a memorable ultimate at Lord’s,” the arena’s cricket governing frame wrote.

West Indies received the toss and opted to box first in opposition to India all over the summit showdown of the distinguished match.

India misplaced opener Sunil Gavaskar affordably for 2 runs.

Due to this fact, Krishnamachari  Srikkanth (38) and Mohinder Amarnath (26) attempted to secure India’s innings by way of sharing a half-century stand.

Following their departure, all different Indian batsmen did not give a contribution a lot to their facet’s innings and fell affordably.

Sandeep Patil (29-ball 27) was once the one different Indian batsman who’ve controlled so as to add some ratings at the scoreboard.

India have been ultimately bundled out for 183 runs within 54.four overs.

For West Indies, Sir Andy Roberts was once select of the bowlers with figures of 3 for 32, whilst Malcolm Marshall, Larry Gomes and Michael Keeping all bagged two wickets every.

Joel Garner additionally chipped in with a wicket.

In answer, Mohinder Amarnath completed with sensible figures of 3 for 12, adopted by way of Madan Lal’s 3 for 31. 

Whilst Balwinder Sandhu additionally bagged two wickets, Kapil Dev and Roger Binny chipped in with a wicket every to lend a hand India package deal out West Indies affordably for 140 runs within 52 overs to emerge victorious.

Sir Viv Richards and Jeff Dujon have been the highest scorers for the Caribbean facet with 33 and 25 runs, respectively.

Mohinder Amarnath was once declared ‘Guy of the Fit’ for his match-winning efficiency with the ball.

It was once India’s maiden name on the match prior to they ended their 28-year-long look forward to every other Global Cup victory in 2011 when Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led India defeated Sri Lanka by way of six wickets on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.


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