1983

1983 Cricket World Cup - World Cup Winners India

Could the West Indies make it three from three and with their strength in depth it was going to take a mighty fine effort to topple them. Enter India and led by Kapel Dev, turned a final on its head with the West Indies chasing a modest total of 183 and were coasting at 50 for one wicket but Madan Lal and Mohinder Amarnath swung the ball around and took 6 quick wickets to dismiss the West Indies for 140.

World Cup cricket said goodbye to some of the Worlds greats including, Dennis Lillee, Jeff Thomson and Rodney Marsh and the West Indies captain Clive Lloyd.

One of the highlights of the third cricket World Cup was the innings of Kapil Dev coming in to bat for India against Zimbabwe at a disastrous 17 for 5, he turned the tranquillity of Tunbridge Wells on its head by blasting an undefeated 175 out of 266 for 8, with 16 fours and six sixes.