Australia vs West Indies Prudential World Cup Final 1975 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Australia vs West Indies Prudential World Cup Final 1975 - Prudential World Cup tournament of the first-ever final match played between West Indies and Australia at Lord's, London in 21st June 1975.

Australia vs West Indies Prudential World Cup Final 1975 Highlights
West Indies skipper Clive Lloyd's lifts the first-ever World Cup © Getty Images

Clive Lloyd's blazing century and Rohan Kanhai's half-century before Keith Boyce's four-wicket haul helped to West Indies crushing 17-run victory over Australia, despite a Gary Gilmour's record-breaking five-for and lift the first-ever World Cup in a high-scoring historic game of the final of a Prudential World Cup.

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  • West Indies became the first ever team to win the World Cup in cricket history.
  • Clive Lloyd became the first player to scored a hundred on World Cup final.
  • Clive Lloyd became the first West Indies batsman to score a hundred in World Cup and overall the fifth player in World Cups.
  • Clive Lloyd became the second West Indies batsman to score a century in One-day internationals after Roy Fredericks.
  • Clive Lloyd hammered a 82-ball fastest century in One-day international cricket history, surpassing the previous record of 88-ball hundred held by Majid Khan against England at Nottingham in the last year.
  • Gary Gilmour's 5 for 48 was his second best bowling performance for Australia in One-day international and the best bowling figures by any bowler against West Indies in ODIs, surpassing the previous record of 4 for 44 held by Pakistan's Sarfraz Nawaz at Birmingham in this tournament.
  • Gary Gilmour became the first bowler to take a two five-wicket hauls in One-day international cricket history.
  • Australia's 274 was their third highest score in One-day international and It is their highest total against West Indies in ODIs, previous highest was 192 at The Oval in this tournament.
  • West Indies' 291 was their highest score in One-day internationals, previous highest was 267 against Pakistan at Birmingham in this tournament.

West Indies scored 291-8 in 60 overs with top scorer by Clive Lloyd 102 - which was his 1st ODI hundred and Rohan Kanhai 55 (105)

Australia best bowler by Gary Gilmour 5/48 (12) and Jeff Thomson 2/44 (12)

Australia scored 274 for all-out in 58.4 overs with top scorer by Ian Chappell 62 (93) and Alan Turner 40 (54)

West Indies best bowler by Keith Boyce 4/50 (12) and Clive Lloyd 1/38 (12)

Ian Chappell the Captain of Australia won the toss and on what looked to be a very good batting pitch indeed he threw down the first challenge of the day he asked West Indies to bat first.

Play start In the first over bowled by Dennis Lillie with West Indies opener batsman Roy Frederick on strike he scoring first run off Lillie at third-man on the fence.

Roy Frederick was got out with hit wicket - the bouncer from Lillie and Frederick doing the right thing moving back on across time in the ball so sweetly and just flipping off the two birds with his foot as he fell very disappointed Frederick.

Alvin Kallicharran scored just 12 off 18 deliveries with two fours, Gordon Greenidge added 13 with Rohan Kanhai.

Gordon Greenidge who consumed 61 deliveries with scored 13 - He was catch out by Keeper Rod Marsh with brilliant bowl by Jeff Thompson.

West Indies slowly taking charge of proceedings to secure score, Captain Clive Lloyd played magnificently he dominating Australian bowlers easily he finding gaps to boundaries and hitting powerful hard hitting shots to Clive Lloyd completed his delightful hundred.

Clive Lloyd hundred coming in exactly 100 minutes of only 82 balls including two sixes and 12 glorious fours - Clive Lloyd - who was scored the first hundred in World Cup tournament history.

Rohan Kanhai - who was scored a delightful 55 off consumed 105 deliveries with strike rate 52.38, Clive and Rohan Kanhai added 149 run stand for fourth wicket.

At 102 Clive Lloyd was pavilion with catch by Rod Marsh and bowl by Gary Gilmour and also his brilliant bowling to bowled out the Kanhai.

Gilmour takes the back to back three wickets including Lloyd, Kanhai and Vivian Richard's - who was scored just 5 and bowled out by Gilmore.

Keith Boyce played crusial innings he added 34 runs off 34 deliveries with 3 fours, Deryck Murray contributed 14 with huge shot into crowd for six and He was caught and bowl Gary Gilmour.

Gary Gilmour tremendous figure 5-48 - who was took the first five wicket haul in first World Cup final.

Gary Gilmour following his six wickets at Headingley - What a great start he had to this first tour of England country

Vanburn Holder scored the six runs off 2 balls and Bernard Julien's valuable 26* runs helped to West Indies innings score standing on 291 for 8 wickets in the allotted 60 overs.

Australia chasing target 292 - Australia good start without the loss of early wickets - Rick McCosker and Alan Turner provided 25 run stand for first wicket.

In the 7th over of the Innings Keith Boyce breakthrough the for West Indies - From the Boyce good delivery McCosker was drawn into the forward defensive stroke outside the off stump and Kallicharran took it very neatly down at ankle height.

Alan Turner played brilliant innings, He was scored a 40 off 54 deliveries included four fantastic fours, Unfortunately he was run out by Vivian Richards a fine flick of the wrists breaking throw the wicket with Turner, he still short of his ground.

Ian Chappell and Alan Turner contributed 56 run stand for second wicket partnership.

Australia Captain Ian Chappell played beautiful shots and powerful shots in this match, Greg Chappell was run out once again brilliant fielding by Vivian Richards again tragedy for Australia, they have a ruled never run out on missed field.

Ian Chappell brings up his half century but unfortunately he was run out by Clive Lloyd - Ian Chappell's needless run out there by Australia and at the conclusion again between the two Australian batsmen, on the scoreboard at this stage Australia 170 for 5 wickets lost.

Captain Clive Lloyd's takes the set batsman Doug Walters Wicket - this is match turning point wicket in the match Walters who looked and gave her the glimpse here of his true form fall into Clive Lloyd with his score on 35 off 51 deliveries with five fours.

Rod Marsh scored just 11 - He bowled out by Boyce, Australian's are 195 for six in the 47th over chasing 292 to win, Ross Edwards played good shots he added Important run for Australia.

Gary Gilmour was catch out by Kanhai at Ten yards in an attempted bouncer from Keith Boyce, Another Australia's set batsman Ross Edwards lost his wicket with 35, Fourth Australian batsmen pavilion with run out by Holder and Australia's fifth run out with Jeff Thompson - He was scored a run a ball 21 - He was run out by Murray and West Indies won by 17 runs.

With Brilliant bowling performance by Kieth Boyce and match winning all-round performance by West Indies Captain Clive Lloyd - who was lift the first Word Cup in 1975 and West Indies becomes the first ever team won the first world cup in cricket history.

Clive Lloyd named Player of the match for his career-best blazing 102-runs knocked off 85-balls including 12-fours and 2-sixes with strike rate of 120.



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