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England vs West Indies Prudential World Cup Final 1979 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - England vs West Indies Prudential World Cup Final 1979


Watch the highlights of England vs West Indies Prudential World Cup Final 1979 - Prudential World Cup tournament of the final match played between West Indies and England at Lord's, London in 23rd June 1979.

England vs West Indies Prudential World Cup Final 1979 Highlights
Clive Lloyd holds aloft the 1979 World Cup © AllSportUK

The flashing bat of Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards's record-breaking 138* and Collis King's quick-fire 66-ball 86 before Joe Garner's historic five-wicket haul, Colin Croft and Michael Holding's combined 5-wickets helped to West Indies' record 92-run victory over England, despite a half-centuries from openers Mike Brearley - Geoff Boycott and West Indies retained the world-cup title in a final of Prudential World Cup.

Match Stats :
  • West Indies' 92-run win was their largest victory by terms of runs in One-day international, previous biggest win by 50-runs against same opponent at Birmingham in 1976 and It is the fifth biggest win in World Cups.
  • West Indies became the first team to win the two World Cups.
  • Viv Richards became the second player to scored a hundred on World Cup final after Clive Lloyd.
  • Viv Richards became the third West Indies batsman to score a hundred in World Cup after Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards and overall the seventh player in World Cups.
  • Viv Richards became the first West Indies batsman to score a two centuries in One-day international cricket history.
  • Joel Garner's 5 for 38 was the best bowling performance for West Indies in One-day international, It is the eighth best bowling figures in ODIs and the fourth best figures in World Cups.
  • Joe Garner became the first West Indies bowler to take a five-wicket hauls in World Cup history and overall fourth player in World Cups.
  • West Indies' 286 was their fourth highest score in One-day international and It is their third highest total in World Cups.
  • England's 194 was their fourth lowest score in the completed innings against West Indies in One-day international and It is their third worst-total in World Cups.
  • England lost their last eight wickets for just 11-runs - which was the worst eight-wicket collapse in One-day international cricket history. They went from 183 for 2 to 194 for all out, Surpassing the previous worst such collapse was eight for 20-runs by Canada against England at Manchester in this tournament.
  • 139 : Viv Richards and Collis King set up the record fifth-wicket partnership in One-day international, previously held by the 92-run stand between Viv Richards and Alvin Kallicharran against Australia at Adelaide in 1975 and the West Indies' third highest any-wicket stand in ODIs.
  • 129 : Mike Brearley and Geoff Boycott set up the record first-wicket partnership for England against West Indies in One-day international, previously held by the 54-run stand between Barry Wood and Dennis Amiss at Birmingham in 1976 and England's third highest first-wicket partnership in ODIs and England's fourth highest any-wicket stand in ODIs.

West Indies scored 286-9 in 60 overs with top scorer by Viv Richards 138 not out off 157-balls - which was his 2nd ODI hundred & his also his second century against England in ODIs.

Collin King hammered a 86 off 66-balls including 10-fours & 3-sixes with strike rate of 130.30 and Desmond Haynes 20.

England best bowler by Phil Edmonds, Ian Botham, Mike Hendrick and Chris Old each took 2-wickets.

England scored 194 for all-out in 51 overs with top scorer by Mike Brearley struck 64 off 130-balls including 7-fours.

Geoff Boycott scored 57 off consuming 105-deliveries including three boundaries, Graham Gooch hit 32 off 28-balls included 4-fours and Derek Randall 15.

West Indies best bowler by Joel Garner claimed a career-best 5-wicket haul for 38-runs in 11-overs, Colin Croft picked up 3-wickets and Michael Holding took 2-wickets.

Viv Richards named Player of the match for record-breaking batting performance to scored a career-best unbeaten 138-runs knocked off facing 157-balls including 11-fours and 3-sixes.