Top 5 Memorable Cricket World Cup Finals in History

4) World Cup 1975 final

World Cup 1975 final - West Indies Vs Australia - Sports Info Now

1975, this is the when history made and memorable journey began. For the first time, world championship will be crown for One Day International.

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When this journey has begun, England was the only nation that able to host this mega tournament because they have resources for that. World Cup journey starts with eight teams competing in this mega event. First World Cup final was played between mighty West Indies and Australia.

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Clive Lloyd led the team West Indies and Ian Chappell led the team Australia. After winning first-ever world cup toss Australian Skipper Chappell decide to bowl. At the start of the West Indies inning, Australia’s two frontline Pace bowlers Dennis Lille and Gary Gilmour rattled opponent’s top order and reduce them to 50/3 in no time.

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But Wave of a pendulum was not over here. The thing turns around when West Indies skipper Lloyd comes to the crease then demolished the Australian attack with his power hitting. Clive hit six on the bouncer of Dennis Lille to square lag become most famous. Then he took Max Walker to cleaners as well and he ended with the figure of 71 in his 12 overs quota.

1975 World Cup final scorecard

Then this mighty Lloyd hit a century in just 85 balls and make a partnership of 105 with Rohan Kanhai. But after his dismissal mini-collapse happen and in the end, West Indies manage a total of 291 in 60 overs.

1975 World Cup ball color

In the historic chase, Australia lost one of his openers Rick McCosker early in the inning. But Alan Turner and Ian Chappell make inning stead with their partnership of 56 runs. But both of prissiest against Viv Richards’s excellent fielding. He provides major breakthroughs when he affects three amazing run outs of Chappell brothers and Turner. After this run-outs Australia stands with 162/4 score.

Other followed batsman didn’t impact much in an inning and Aussie reduces 233/9 and seeing inevitable defeat.

1975 World Cup West Indies team

But things getting nerves and tensed when 41 runs stand for final wicket between Lille and Thomson make West Indies frustrated. But latter Deryck Murray’s throw was the final nail in the coffin and make history for West Indies. They become first-ever world cup winners and make this final is Top 5 Memorable Cricket World Cup Finals in History.

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