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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

First Ever World Cup Match in Cricket History

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The opening of the inaugural World Cup hosted by England and first time first ever World Cup one-day international cricket match played between India and England at Lord's in 07th June 1975.

* In the same day four matches played between East Africa vs New Zealand, Australia vs Pakistan and Sri Lanka vs West Indies.

India vs England first ever opening ODI Match of the World Cup History

England opening batsman Dennis Amiss led England to a record breaking win over India in their Prudential World Cup Group A match at Lord's.

England won by 202-runs, which was England''s first ever World Cup match win in one-day cricket.

England batsman Dennis Amiss thrashed 137 off 140 deliveries including 18 boundaries as England raced to 334 for 4 in 60 overs, which was first ever highest total of 300 plus in one-day cricket history and first ever World Cup highest total of 300 plus in one-day cricket history.

England's total was the highest yet in a limited over match on an English ground and proved far beyond the Indian who managed only 132 for 3 in 60 over

Dennis Amiss, who was hit the first ever hundred of World Cup history.

Dennis Amiss in masterful touch was particularly severe on India's "friendly" pace attack and plundered 98-runs before lunch.

Keith Fletcher played a minor role to Dennis Amiss, but added a valuable 68 in a partnership of 176-run stand for second wicket, and in a late flurry of hitting.

England fast bowler Chris Old hammered 51 off just facing 28 deliveries including 4 fours and 2 sixes with strike rate of 182.14.

Chris Old, who was hit the first ever fastest fifty (50) in one-day cricket history and first ever fastest fifty in World Cup cricket history.

India's bowlers last nine overs produced 89-runs.

While India chasing 335, India opener Sunil Gavaskar played most bizarre of innings to India lost by 202-runs.

By the end of the India innings, Sunil Gavaskar had managed to 36 not out off facing 174 deliveries, which was most tedious innings in one-day cricket history. Gavaskar hit just one four.

Eknath Solkar (8 off 22 balla), Anshuman Gaekwad (22 off 46 balls), Gundappa Viswanath valuable 37 off 59 deliveries including 5 fours and Brijesh Patel (17 off consuming 57 deliveries).

first ever World Cup match in Cricket History
Sunil Gavaskar plays an attacking stroke during his slow innings

Sunil Gavaskar batted end of India's limited 60 overs for 36 off consuming 174 deliveries.

India's effort in scoring 132 for 3 off their full 60 overs was inexplicably tardy, considering scoring rate may decide which go through to the semi-finals.

It was little wonder that dissatisfied Indian supporters jeered and shook their first outside the Indian dressing room after the match.

India never looked in the game, Just as unhappy as the Indian fans.