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England vs India 1st Match Prudential World Cup 1975 Highlights

Watch the highlights of England vs India 1st Match Prudential World Cup 1975 - Prudential World Cup 1975 - The opening of the inaugural World Cup hosted by England and the first time first ever World Cup match played between India and England at Lord's, London in 07th June 1975.

England vs India 1st Match Prudential World Cup 1975 Highlights
Dennis Amiss crashes the ball towards midwicket © PA Photos

A record-breaking historic century from Dennis Amiss, Keith Fletcher's supporting half-century and Chris Old's fastest fifty sets up to England registered record-breaking 202-run victory over India, despite a one of the most bizarre innings from Sunil Gavaskar's 174-ball 36* in a epic game of the inaugural World Cup match.

Match Stats :
  • England's 202-run win was the largest victory by terms of runs in One-day international cricket history.
  • Dennis Amiss became the first-ever batsman to score a hundred in World Cup history.
  • Dennis Amiss became the first batsman to score a three centuries in One-day international cricket history.
  • England's 334 was the highest score ever in One-day international cricket history.
  • India's 132 was the second lowest score in One-day internationals.
  • Chris Old hammered a 30-ball fastest fifty ever in One-day international cricket history.
  • England became the first-ever team to scored 300+ runs in One-day international cricket history.
  • 176 : Dennis Amiss and Keith Fletcher set up the record any-wicket partnership in One-day international cricket history.

England scored mammoth total of 334-4 in 60 overs with top scorer by Dennis Amiss 137 off 147-balls - which was his 3rd ODI hundred and his second century against Australia in ODIs.

Keith Fletcher struck 68 off 107-balls including 7-fours & a six, Chris Old hammered a unbeaten 51 off 30-balls including 4-fours & 2-sixes with strike rate of 170, Mike Denness scored a unbeaten 37 off 31-balls including 2-fours & a six with strike-rate of 119.35 and John Jameson 21.

India best bowler by Syed Abid Ali took 2-wickets and one for Mohinder Amarnath - Madan Lal.

India scored 132-3 in 60 overs with top scorer by Sunil Gavaskar scored a unbeaten 36 off 174 deliveries including a boundary.

Gundapp Viswanath struck 37 off 59-balls including 5-fours, Anshuman Gaekwad 22 and Brijesh Patel 16 not out.

England best bowler by Peter Lever, Geoff Arnold and Chris Old each took one-wickets.

Dennis Amiss named Player of the match for record-breaking 137 off 147-balls including 18-fours.