Tuesday, January 20, 2009

World Cup Final 1975 England

Cricket World Cup History

1975 England

Glorious sunshine on the longest day of the year bathed Lord's during the first and best of the eight finals to date, featuring Clive Lloyd's extrovert West Indians and Ian Chappell's brash Australians.

Lloyd captained an XI brimming with sometimes undisciplined talent, Chappell led a team forged in his own forthright image headed by the ferocious fast bowling duo Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson.

Australia reduced West Indies to 50 for three before Lloyd joined Rohan Kanhai, the grey-haired elder statesman of the team.

Kanhai played the anchor role while Lloyd swatted the bowlers with casual ease to all parts of the ground, scoring 102 from 82 balls to take West Indies to 291 for six from their 60 overs.

Chappell responded with 62 before he became one of three run-outs effected by the electric reactions of Viv Richards. Richards had also run out Chappell's brother Greg and only a spirited last-wicket partnership of 31 between Lillee and Thomson as dusk fell on Lord's kept the Australians in contention.

Scores: West Indies 291 off 60 overs (C.Lloyd 102); Australia 274 off 58.4 overs (I.Chappell 62). West Indies won by 17 runs.




































































































































SUMMARY 1975 PRUDENTIAL WORLD CUP

Date Venue Batted 1st Batted 2nd Winner-Margin Man of the Match
07 Jun 1975 Lord's Eng 334-4 Ind 132-3 Eng - 202 runs DL Amiss
07 Jun 1975 Birmingham NZ 309-5 EA 128-8 NZ - 181 runs GM Turner
07 Jun 1975 Leeds Aus 278-7 Pak 205 Aus - 73 runs DK Lillee
07 Jun 1975 Manchester SL 86 WI 87-1 WI - 9 wkts BD Julien
11 Jun 1975 Nottingham Eng 266-6 NZ 186 Eng - 80 runs KWR Fletcher
11 Jun 1975 Leeds EA 120 Ind 123-0 Ind - 10 wkts FM Engineer
11 Jun 1975 The Oval Aus 328-5 SL 276-4 Aus - 52 runs A Turner
11 Jun 1975 Birmingham Pak 266-7 WI 267-9 WI - 1 wkt Sarfraz Nawaz
14 Jun 1975 Birmingham Eng 290-5 EA 94 Eng - 196 runs JA Snow
14 Jun 1975 Manchester Ind 230 NZ 233-6 NZ - 4 wkts GM Turner
14 Jun 1975 The Oval Aus 192 WI 195-3 WI - 7 wkts AI Kallicharran
14 Jun 1975 Nottingham Pak 330-6 SL 138 Pak - 192 runs Zaheer Abbas
18 Jun 1975* Leeds Eng 93 Aus 94-6 Aus - 4 wkts GJ Gilmour
18 Jun 1975* The Oval NZ 158 WI 159-5 WI - 5 wkts AI Kallicharran
21 Jun Lord's WI 291- Aus 274 WI - 17 CH Lloyd


> Semi-Final
** Final
# Matches played over two days because of rain , bad weather etc.
+ Target adjusted
D/L Duckworth Lewis Method applied
Note : Matches in bold are day-night matches

2 comments:

Outdoor Lighting said...

The Cricket World cup final in 1975 between West Indies and Australia was a real thriller. West Indies won the match by 17 runs.

Tips and Tricks said...

A great post - I continually feel that it's less simple than I previously thought.