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Greatest Cricket World Cup Moments

They say Cricket is more than a sport... it is a religion. Let us travel through those golden moments in cricket history.

1

ICC Cricket World Cup Final 1975

ICC Cricket World Cup Final 1975

West Indies defeated Australia in the finals to lift the first ever World Cup trophy. A beginning of a history! West Indies won by 17 runs.

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ICC Cricket World Cup Final 1983

ICC Cricket World Cup Final 1983

After a track record of losing around 28 out of 40 International matches under the leadership of different captains, India managed to carve out history in the triumphed to a majestic win in the 1983 World Cup finals under Kapil Dev.

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Australia's victory in 1987

Australia's victory in 1987

Australia chased a win against England by a mere count of 7 runs, the closest race in the history of world cup finals till date. The match took place in Kolkata in Eden Gardens.

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Sir Viv Richards 1987

Sir Viv Richards 1987

He managed an epic 181 runs off 125 balls. West Indies created the highest ODI score of 360 for 4 wickets till then.

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ICC Cricket World Cup Semifinal 1992

ICC Cricket World Cup Semifinal 1992

Due to rains, in the match against South Africa versus England, 22 runs off 13 balls was reduced to 22 runs off 1 ball, thereby making way for England to proceed to the finals. The irony is that England lost to Pakistan by 22 runs in the final. Wasim Akram took 3 crucial wickets to endure victory.

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Australia triumphs in 4 ICC Cricket World Cup series

Australia triumphs in 4 ICC Cricket World Cup series

Australia was at the top of the charts for 3 consecutive cricket world cup series. They won in 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007.

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Highest ICC Cricket World Cup Partnership

Highest ICC Cricket World Cup Partnership

In the World Cup series of 1999, in a match between India and Sri Lanka, Dravid and Ganguly of India went on to create history by creating a partnership over 45 overs.

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Kenya Shines in 2003

Kenya Shines in 2003

Collins Obuya from Kenyan team brought the mighty Sri Lankans down to its knees when he took 5 wickets in just 24 runs. Kenya won by 53 runs and went on to qualify till the semifinals later.

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Tendulkar's World Cup best

Tendulkar's World Cup best

He was the game changer against Pakistan in 2003 in the Pool A match. He led India to 177 for 4 at just 22.2 overs. India won the match. Tendulkar is the only cricketer to have scored 100 international centuries till date!

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The 'Fastest Bowler' was born

The 'Fastest Bowler' was born

Shoaib Akhtar officially made history by delivering the ball at the speed of more than 100 mph in the World Cup series of 2003 against England in Cape Town! He broke the 100 mph barrier in the history of cricket.