On this day (June 25) in 1983, India made history by beating West Indies in the World Cup 1983 last to win the trophy just because at Lord’s.
It should be an uneven last; bounty thought it was just a minor convention for West Indies to lift their third sequential World Cup. They were the heroes in the past two versions in 1975 and 1979, and India was not expected to change that in 1983 even though they had beaten West Indies in a gathering game prior in the competition.
The first innings went true to form with India being excused for 183 in 54.4 overs. The most elevated scorer was Kris Srikkanth with 38 while Mohinder Amarnath and Sandeep Patil contributed with 26 and 27 runs individually to assist India with arriving at the small aggregate.
Andy Roberts was the wrecker-in-boss as he got three wickets, with Marshall, Holding and Gomes getting two each.
Unbelievable Catch by Kapil Dev
West Indies lost Gordon Greenidge early however appeared to be in a somewhat rush to complete the game, with Viv Richards crushing the Indian bowlers around the recreation centre for 33 off 27 balls. In any case, one of the most unbelievable gets ever taken – Kapil Dev running behind towards the mid-wicket limit and taking the catch behind him – finished Richards’ remain.
From 50 for 1, brisk wickets diminished West Indies to 76/6, and exactly when it looked preferred India would dominate the match, Jeff Dujon alongside Malcolm Marshall sewed together a 43-run association.
Kapil Dev chose to present Amarnath at this essential point, and the all-rounder improved off both Dujon and Marshall.
He likewise got the last wicket of Michael Holding as India vanquished the world.
Amarnath was granted the man-of-the-coordinate for his exhibition, similar to he was in the elimination round against England also.
The triumph was a defining moment in Indian cricket, rousing numerous small children at that point – including a future legend like Sachin Tendulkar – to take up the game.