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The Summer of '83
"Indian cricket's finest hour came on June 25th, 1983 when they lifted the Prudential World Cup for the first time. Reliving that moment..."
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The first match for the Indians was against the West Indies. The latter had won the previous two editions of the World Cup and was widely tipped to romp home again. What was the result of this match?
West Indies won by 34 runs
West Indies won by 66 runs
India won by 68 runs
India won by 34 runs
India played the next match against Zimbabwe on June 11th. By how many wickets did India win this match?
India lost the match
The next match was against the Australians - India won their first two matches while Australia lost their first two matches. While India lost the match miserably, an Indian performed brilliantly scoring 40 runs and taking 5 wickets for 43 runs. Who was it?
As per the new format of the game, each team had to play another team twice during the round-robin phase. India took on the Windies at the Kennington Oval. India lost the match by 66 runs. Which batsman was hit on the face by a Malcolm Marshall delivery?
The next match saw one of the greatest innings played by an Indian - Kapil Dev came to the wicket with India tottering at 17/5 in their match against Zimbabwe. The chances of another Zimbabwean upset were dispelled with a 'Kapilian' knock of 175 runs. In how many balls did he reach this figure?
In the next match against Australia, 9 of the 11 Indian batsman reached double figures; yet only one batsman scored more than the 'Extras'. Who was this batsman?
In the semi-final match against England, chasing a total of 213 runs, India always looked comfortable thanks to diligent batting by Amarnath and Yashpal Sharma. However which batsman provided the fireworks in the end, including slamming Willis for 4 consecutive boundaries?
The final against the Windies. India managed to put up only 183 runs on board. However thanks to disciplined Indian bowling and fielding, this proved too much for the Windies. By how many runs did they lose the finals?
Who scored the maximum runs for India during the Prudential World Cup, 1983?
Who took the maximum number of wickets for India during the Prudential World Cup, 1983?
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Compiled Jun 28 12