World Cup 1983 History and Winner

The 1983 Cricket World Cup, hosted by England, was a watershed moment in cricket history. With eight participating teams, this tournament marked the beginning of a new era for the sport. India, led by Kapil Dev, achieved a remarkable victory, defeating the mighty West Indies in the final at Lord's. This historic win, often referred to as India's "Cup of Glory," captured the imagination of millions and ignited cricket's popularity across the nation. The 1983 Cricket World Cup is remembered for its iconic moments, including Kapil Dev's stunning catch and Mohinder Amarnath's all-round brilliance, forever cementing its place in the annals of cricketing greatness.
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1983 Winner INDIA

The 1983 Cricket World Cup is etched in cricketing history as one of the most memorable and transformative tournaments ever. Held in England, this edition witnessed a stunning outcome, as a spirited Indian team led by Kapil Dev defied all odds to clinch their first-ever World Cup title, creating a watershed moment for Indian cricket.

1983 Score
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183/10
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Lord's Cricket Ground, London, England

India's performance in 1983 World Cup

  • India had a remarkable campaign and won the World Cup for the first time.
  • They won 6 out of their 8 matches, including the final against the West Indies.

Key Moments

  • Mohinder Amarnath's all-round performance in the final, with both bat (26 runs) and ball (3 wickets), played a crucial role in India's victory.
  • Kapil Dev's famous catch to dismiss Viv Richards in the final is considered one of the iconic moments in World Cup history.

Tournament Highlights

  • blue-arrowThe 1983 World Cup was hosted by England.
  • blue-arrowThis edition featured 8 teams and a total of 27 matches.
  • blue-arrowIndia created history by winning their first-ever World Cup title, defeating the defending champions West Indies in the final.
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