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Cricket World Cup Tournament in 1979

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Prudential World Cup 1979 - The 1979 Cricket World Cup was the second edition of the Cricket World Cup, The match was the second consecutive World Cup final hosted at Lord's.

West Indies vs England - World Cup final 1979 - Cricket Articles
Clive Lloyd lifts the World Cup © PA Photos

West Indies vs England World Cup final at Lord's 1979

The 1979 World Cup tournament of the final one-day international match played between West Indies vs England at Lord's, London at 23rd June 1979.

England vs West Indies - World Cup final 1979 - Highlights - Clive Lloyd
Clive Lloyd holds aloft the 1979 World Cup © AllSportUK

The flashing bat of Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, Collis King and Joel Garner stars as West Indies lift the second consecutive World Cup by 92-runs victory over England at Lord's on 23rd June made the West Indies retained the title of World one-day cricket kings.

West Indies vs England - World Cup final 1979 - Highlights - Vivian Richards
Vivian Richards on his way to a World Cup-century © PA Photos

The West Indian Vivian Richards 138 not out must rank as one of the three great innings at Lord's that decade, comparable with Australian Greg Chappell's masterly 131 against England in 1972 and Clive Lloyd's 102 off 85 deliveries in the first World Cup final 1975.

Vivian Richards dominated from the time he came to the wicket after Gordon Greenidge (9) was dismissed with 22-runs on the board.

Richards lost eight partners in his 206-minute innings but treated the capacity crowd to his full repertoire of strokes, Fourteen found the boundary rope, strictly speaking 11 because three cleared the boundary with something to spare.

The last of them was off the final delivery of the innings, which was sent over the boundary to lift the total to a daunting 286-9 in 60-overs, five fewer than they made in beating Australia by 17-runs in 1975.

England vs West Indies - World Cup final 1979 - Highlights - Collis King
Collis King on his way to 86 in the final © Getty Images

As if Richards in that kind of form was not enough for the England bowlers to contend with, Collis King weighted in massive with 86 off 55 deliveries including ten 4s and three 6s with strike rate of 130.30 in 77-minutes.

Vivian Richards and Collis King put the result beyond reasonable doubt mid-way through the innings when they plundered 139-runs stand for fifth wicket partnership in 76 minutes.

While chasing England opening batsmen Mike Brearley and Geoff Boycott set about the task as manfully as their talents allowed them.

Geoff Boycott and Mike Brearley put on 129 for the first wicket partnership posting England's first century opening stand since the second Test against New Zealand in the year of 1978.

Both were out playing uncharacteristic slogs, Mike Brearley scored 64 off 130 deliveries and Geoff Boycott for 57 off 105-balls, What followed was an incredible run against the bat, even in one-day international.

England fell first wicket with captain Mike Brearley (64) was caught out by Collis King off Michael Holding, at this stage England were 129-1.

After five runs on scoreboard, Geoff Boycott (57) was caught by Alvin Kallicharran off Michael Holding, then Derek Randall and Graham Gooch added valuable 52-run stand for third wicket partnership before Graham Gooch (32) bowled by Joel Garner.

England last 8 wickets in 11-runs

England crumbled from 183-2 for the added of just 11-runs off 26-deliveries and England was collapsed 194 for all-out in 51-overs , which was worst last eight wickets collapsed ever in one-day international cricket history.

England vs West Indies - World Cup final 1979 - Highlights - Mike Brearley
Mike Brearley looks on © Getty Images

West Indian Right-arm pacer Joel Garner, the match turning bowler heaving the ball down from his awesome height, took five wickets in deliveries and was on a hat-trick twice in one over.

Joel Garner, who was first bowler took quick five wickets haul in one-day international cricket history.

The sight of Joel Garner lumbering up and scattering the stumps of Wayne Larkins, Graham Gooch, David Gower and Chris Old.

Colin Croft's took 3-42 for his 10 overs spell and Michael Holding picked up 2 wickets with England openers.

The memories of this match may supplant those of the 1975 final.

1979 World Cup final game player of the match earned by Vivian Richards for his wonderful batting performance of 138 off facing 157 deliveries included eleven 4s and three 6s.


1979 World Cup tournament Matches Results:-

India vs West Indies 1st ODI match at Birmingham - 09th June 1979

West Indies won by 9 wickets (with 51 balls remaining)

India 190 all-out in 53.1 overs with top scorer by Gundappa Viswanath (75), Brijesh Patel (15) and Srinivas Venkataraghavan - Bishan Singh Bedi each scored 13-runs.

West Indies best bowler Michael Holding 4-33, Andy Roberts 2-32, Joel Garner, Colin Croft and Collis King each took 1-wickets

West Indies chased 194/1 in 51.3 with top scorer by Gordon Greenidge (106) not out, Desmond Haynes (47) and Vivian Richards (28) not out.

West Indies vs England - World Cup final 1979
Spectators run onto the field after West Indies' victory © Getty Images

Gordon Greenidge named Player of the match for his glittering 106* not out off facing 173-balls including nine 4s and a six.


New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI match at Nottingham - 09th June 1979

New Zealand won by 9 wickets (with 74 balls remaining).

Sri Lanka scored 189 for all -out in 56.5 overs with top scorer by Anura Tennekoon (59), debutant Roy Dias (25) and Bandula Warnapura (20).

New Zealand best bowler by Brian McKechnie 3-25, debutant Warren Stott 3-48, Richard Hadlee, Gary Troup and Lance Cairns each took one wickets.

New Zealand chased 190/1 in 47.4 overs with top scorer by Glenn Turner (83), Geoff Howarth (63) and John Wright.

Sri Lanka best bowler Ajit de Silva took one wicket for 39-runs.

Geoff Howarth named Player of the match for his impressive batting performance of 63 off facing 75 deliveries included eight 4s and a six.


England vs Australia 3rd ODI match at Lord's - 09th June 1979

England won by 6 wickets (with 77 balls remaining).

Australia scored  159/9 in their allotted 60 overs with top scorer by Andrew Hilditch (47), Alan Border (34) and Rick Darling (25).

England best bowler by Geoff Boycott 2-15, Bob Willis, Chris Old and Phil Edmonds each took 1-wickets.

England chased 160/4 in 47.1 overs with top scorer by Graham (53), Mike Brearley (44), David Gower (22) and Ian Botham (18).

Australia best bowler by Trevor Laughlin 2-38, Rodney Hogg and Alan Hurst each took one wickets.

Graham Gooch earned player of the match for his splendid 53 off faced 96-balls included six 4s in 131-minutes.


Canada vs Pakistan 4th ODI match at Leeds - 09th June 1979

Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 119 balls remaining).

Canada scored 139/9 in 60 overs, which was Canada's first ever one-day international match with top scorer by debutant Glenroy Sealy (45), Franklyn Dennis (25) and Christopher Chappell (14), which are playing their first ODI match.

Pakistan best bowler by Sarfaraz Nawaz 3-26, Asif Iqbal 3-28, Imran Khan, Sikander Bakht and Majid Khan each took 1-wickets

Pakistan chased 140/2 in 40.1 overs with top scorer by Sadiq Mohammad (57) not out, Haroon Rasheed (37) not out and Zaheer Abbas (36).

Canada best bowler by debutant John Valentine 1-19.

Sadiq Mohammad named Player of the match for his brilliant 57 off 122 deliveries including four 4s.


Sri Lanka vs West Indies 5th ODI match at The Oval - 13th -15th June 1979

Sri Lanka vs West Indies fifth one-day international match abandoned without a ball bowled due to heavy rain and both team gets two points.



India vs New Zealand 6th ODI match at Leeds - 13th June 1979

New Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 18 balls remaining).

India scored 182 for all-out in 55.6 overs with top scorer by Sunil Gavaskar (55), Brijesh Patel (38), Kapil Dev (28), and Karsan Ghavri (20).

New Zealand best bowler by Brian McKechnie 3-24, Lance Cairns 3-36, Richard Hadlee and Gary Troup each took 2-wickets.

New Zealand chased 183/2 in 57 overs with top scorer by Bruce Edgar (84), John Wright (48) and Glenn Turner (43).

India best bowler by Mahinder Amarnath took 1 wicket for 39 runs from 12 overs.

Bruce Edgar earned the player of the match for his sparkling knock of 88-runs off faced 167 deliveries included 8 fours in 199-minutes.



Australia vs Pakistan 7th ODI match at Nottingham - 13th-14th June 1979

Pakistan won by 89 runs, which was Pakistan's first one-day international match win against Australia and first World Cup match win against Australia.

Pakistan scored massive 286/7 in their allotted 60 overs with top scorer by Asif Iqbal (61), Majid Khan (61), Javed Miandad (46) and Sadiq Mohammad (27).

Australia best bowler by Gary Cosier 3-54, debutant Graeme Porter, Groff Dymock and Alan Border each took one wickets.

Australia scoring 197 for all-out in 57.1 overs with top scorer by Andrew Hilditch (72), Graham Yallop (37) and Kevin Wright (23).

Pakistan best bowler by Sikander Bakht 3-34, Majid Khan 3-53, Imran Khan 2-29 and Mudassar Nazar 1-31.

Pakistan captain Asif Iqbal earned the player of the match for his impressive 61-run knock off faced 57-balls including seven 4s.


England vs Canada 9th ODI match at Manchester - 13th-14th June 1979

England won by 8 wickets (with 277 balls remaining), which was reserve day used match.

Canada scored 45 for all-out in 40.3 overs, which was first ever lowest team totals in one-day cricket history,

Canada's batting line-up failed set up good scored and all batsmens collapsd single digit run expect Franklyn Dennis (22).

England best bowler by Chris Old picked up 4 wickets for 8 runs from 10 overs with four maidens, Bob Willis took 4 wickets for 11-runs for his 10.3 overs spell, Mike Hendrick and Ian Botham each took 1-wickets.

England easily chased 46/2 in 13.5 overs with top scorer by Graham Gooch (21) not out and Geoff Boycott (14) not out.

Canada best bowler by debutant Robert Callender and John Valentine each took one wickets.

Chris Old named player of the match for his outstanding bowling spell of 4 wickets for 8-runs.


New Zealand vs West Indies 10th ODI match at Nottingham - 16th June 1979

West Indies won by 32 runs.

West Indies scored 244/7 in their allotted 60 overs with top scorer by Clive Lloyd (73) not out, Gordon Greenidge (65) and Alvin Kallicharran (39).

New Zealand best bowler by Jeremy Coney and Lance Cairns each took two wickets, Richard Hadlee, debutant Ewen Chatfield and Brian McKechnie each took one wickets.

New Zealand failed to chase and managed 212/9  in 60 overs with top scorer by Richard Hadlee (42), Jeremy Coney (36) and Mark Burgess (35).

West Indies best bowler by Andy Roberts 3-43, Joel Garner 2-45, Michael Holding, Colin Croft and Collis King each took one wickets.

Clive Lloyd earned the player of the match for his splendid 73 off 80-deliveries included four boundaries.


Australia vs Canada 11th ODI match at Birmingham - 16th June 1979

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 204 balls remaining).

Canada scored 105 for all-out in 33.2 overs with top scorer by John Vaughan (29), Glenroy Sealy (25) and Christopher Chappell (19).

Australia best bowler by Alan Hurst 5-21, Graeme Porter 2-13, Gary Cosier 2-17 and Geoff Dymock 1-17.

Australia chased 106/3 in 26 overs with top scorer by Kim Hughes (27), Alan Border (25) and Andrew Hilditch (24).

Canada best bowler by Cornelius Henry 2-27 and John Valentine 1-28.

Alan Hurst named. Player of the match for his excellent bowling figure of 5-21 in his 10 overs spell.


England vs Pakistan 12th ODI match at Leeds - 16th June 1979

Semi final qualifying match England won by 14 runs.

England scoring 165/9 in their allotted 60 overs with top scorer by Graham Gooch (33), David Gower (27), Bob Willis (24) and Ian Botham (22).

Pakistan best bowler by Sikander Bakht 3-32, Majid Khan 3-27, Asif Iqbal 2-37 and Imran Khan 1-24.

Pakistan scored 151 for all-out in 56 overs with top scorer by Asif Iqbal (51), Wasim Raja (21) and Imran Khan (21) not out.

England best bowler by Mike Hendrick 4-15, Geoff Boycott 2-14, Ian Botham 2-38, Bob Willis and Chris Old each took one wickets.

Mike Hendrick earned the player of the match for his fabulous figure of 4 wickets for 15-runs from 12 overs spell with five maidens.


England vs New Zealand 1st Semi-final at Manchester - 20th June 20 1979

England won by 9 runs, which was England's first time enter in the World Cup final.

England scoring 221/8 in 60 overs with top scorer by Graham Gooch (71), Mike Brearley (53), Derek Randall (42) and Ian Botham (21).

New Zealand best bowler by Brian McKechnie took 2-46, Richard Hadlee, Gary Troup, Lance Cairns and Jeremy Coney each took one wickets.

New Zealand failed to chase scored 212/9 in 60 overs, with top scorer by John Wright (69) not out, Glenn Turner (30) and Warren Lees (23).

England best bowler by Mike Hendrick 3-55, Ian Botham, Chris Old, Geoff Boycott and Bob Willis each took 1-wickets.

Graham Gooch named player of the match for his glorious 71-run knocked off 84 deliveries including a four and three sixes with strike rate of 84.52, which was the second player of the match award in the World Cup.


Pakistan vs West Indies 2nd Semi-final at The Oval - 20th June 1979

West Indies won by 43 runs, which was the second time West Indies enter in the World Cup final.

West Indies scored huge total of 293/6 in 60 overs with top scorer by Gordon Greenidge (73), Desmond Haynes (65), Vivian Richards (42), Clive Lloyd (37) and Collis King (34).

Pakistan best bowler by Asif Iqbal 4-56, Imran Khan and Sarfaraz Nawaz each took one wickets.

Pakistan scored 250 for all-out in 56.2 overs, which was the first time Pakistan playing Semi-final in World Cup, Pakistan top scorer by Zaheer Abbas (93), Majid Khan (81) and Asif Iqbal (17).

West Indies best bowler by Colin Croft 3-29, Vivian Richards 3-52, Andy Roberts took two and Michael Holding took wickets.

Gordon Greenidge named man of the match for his superb 73-run knock off 107 deliveries including five fours and a six, which was his second man of the match award.