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1983 World Cup Final scorecard India vs West indies

India defeated -time defending champions West Indies in last by 43 runs at the iconic Lord’s. Kapil Dev’s team were bowled out for an average of 183 runs in 54.4 overs (in a 60-over match). Kris Srikkanth top-scored for India with 38 runs. However, the Indian bowling unit greatly surprised the West Indies batsman as they bundled them out for 140 runs. Mohinder Amarnath and Madan Lal picked 3 wickets. Vibyn Richards top-scored for the West Indies with 33 runs.

Earlier, the West Indies beat Pakistan by 8 wickets in the semi-final. On the other hand, the eventual winner India defeated the host England by 6 wickets. Mohinder Amarnath bagged the player of the form for his all-rounder effort. Kapil Dev’s unbeaten 175 towards Zimbabwe was the most talked about inning of the World Cup, as he rescued India from 17/5 to take them to victory.

About Cricket World Cup 1983

At that time, the matches were played for 60 overs. 8 teams participated in this World Cup. A number of 27 matches had been performed in it. India’s Roger Binny took the most wickets in the event, 18. The most runs in the whole match were 384 by England’s David Gower. Mohinder Amarnath was chosen ‘Man of the Match’ in the match. The last match was played on Lord’s floor. India had given an aim of 183 runs to West Indies however they were all out for only 140 runs and India won the last matches by 43 runs.

Format of Cricket World Cup 1983

The 8 teams in the match were divided into groups of 4, and each team might play the others of their institution twice. The top groups from every organization then advanced to the semi-finals, which were played as a single tournament. Every game has been of 60 overs a side, and there have been no day/night matches.

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West Indies Bowling Card

Andy Roberts1033233.2
Joel Garner1242412
Malcolm Marshall1112422.18
Michael Holding9.422622.69
Larry Gomes1114924.45
Viv Richards10808

1983 World Cup Final Scorecard – West Indies Innings

Their maximum scorer was Viv Richards, who made 33 runs. The West Indies’ bowlers were not able to include India’s batsmen, and they were sooner or later bowled out for 140.

PlayerDismissalRunsBalls4s6sStrike Rate
CG Greenidgeb Sandhu112008.33
DL Haynesct Binny b Madan Lal13332039.39
IVA Richardsct Kapil Dev b Madan Lal332870117.85
CH Lloyd (C)ct Kapil Dev b Binny8171047.05
HA Gomesct Gavaskar b Madan Lal5160031.25
SFAF Bacchusct Kirmani b Sandhu8250032.00
PJL Dujon (WK)b Amarnath25730134.24
MD Marshallct Gavaskar b Amarnath18510035.29
AME Robertslbw b Kapil Dev4140028.57
J Garnernot out5190026.31
MA Holdinglbw b Amarnath6240025.00
Extras(lb 4, w 10)14    
Total(all-out; 52 overs)140   2.69 runs per over

1983 World cup Team

The Indian playing XI that performed against the 1983 West Indies cricket team throughout the finals consisted of Sunil Gavaskar, Kris Srikkanth, Mohinder Amarnath, Yashpal Sharma, Sandeep Patil, Kapil Dev (c), Balwinder Sandhu, Roger Binny, Kirti Azad, Madan Lal, Syed Kirmani (wk).

India Bowling Card

Kapil Dev1142111.91
Balwinder Sandhu913223.56
Madan Lal1223132.58
Roger Binny1012312.3
Mohinder Amarnath701231.71
Kirti Azad30702.33

India’s innings in the 1983 Cricket World Cup Final

India’s innings in the 1983 Cricket World Cup Final is one of the most famous innings in cricket records. Batting first, India became in trouble at 17/5 while Kapil Dev came to the end. Dev proceeded to attain 175 runs, the best score by an Indian batsman in a World Cup final, and helped the Indian team to complete 183/8.

Dev’s innings was a masterclass in great batting. He shows bowling skills and scores many scores. He hit 16 fours and a number of sixes, and he in no way gave up even when India was in trouble.

Dev Innings prove a turning point. It gave India the belief that they may win, and it put the West Indies’ bowlers on the back foot. In the end, India won the match by means of 43 runs, and Dev was called player of the matches.

PlayerDismissalRunsBalls4s6sStrike Rate
SM Gavaskarct Dujon b Roberts2120016.66
K Srikkanthlbw b Marshall38577166.66
M Amarnathb Holding26803032.50
Yashpal Sharmact sub (AL Logie) b Gomes11321034.37
SM Patilct Gomes b Garner27290193.10
N Kapil Dev (C)ct Holding b Gomes15830187.50
KBJ Azadct Garner b Roberts03000.00
RMH Binnyct Garner b Roberts280025.00
S Madan Lalb Marshall17270162.96
SMH Kirmani (WK)b Holding14430032.55
BS Sandhunot out11301036.66
Extras(b 5, lb 5, w 9, nb 1)20    
Total(all-out; 54.4 overs)183   3.34 runs per over

World Cup 1983 final scorecard

The score of the Indian team is as follows

Sunil Gavaskar220
Krishnamachari Srikkanth3857
Mohinder Amarnath2680
Yashpal Sharma1132
sandeep patil2729
N Kapil Dev (c)158
Kirti Azad03
Roger Binny28
madan lal1727
Syed Kirmani (wk)1443
Balwinder Sandhu1130

Thus, Krishnamachari Srikkanth scored the highest number of runs for India, 38 runs. After this, Sandeep Patil scored the very best number of runs, 27 runs and Mohinder Amarnath performed a crucial innings of 26 runs. Kapil Dev scored a brief 15 runs.

Thus, with the help of 20 more runs in 54.4 overs, India gave West Indies a target of 184 runs to win. This goal was very small thinking about the West Indies team of that time. But records needed to write something else. The rating of the West Indies group is as follows

Gordon Greenidge112
Desmond Haynes1333
viv richards3328
Clive Lloyd (c)817
Larry Gomes516
Fouad field825
Jeff Dujon (wk)2573
Malcolm Marshall1851
andy roberts414
Joel Garner519
Michael retaining624
Total  140 (all-out)52 overs

Thus, the world champion West Indies team collapsed for the most effective hundred and 40 runs and the cricket international got its 2nd new world champion in the form of India. This became the primary World Cup for the Indian team. India has completed 37 years of this excellent victory on 25 June 2020.

For India, Madan Lal and Mohinder Amarnath took 3 wickets each whilst Balwinder Sandhu took 2 and Kapil Dev and Roger Binny were given one wicket each. The essential wicket of Viv Richards was taken by Madan Lal who was caught by  Kapil Dev.


India’s victory became one of the largest upsets in cricket history, as West Indies had been the defending champions and was considered to be the favorites to win the tournament. India, on the other hand, was the underdog and was now not anticipated to win. There are some reasons why India’s victory was such a surprise.

 First, the West Indies have been the dominant group in international cricket at the time. They had won the previous  Cricket World Cups, and they were led with the aid of a number of the greatest players within the records of the sport, along with Viv Richards, Clive Lloyd, and Gordon Greenidge.

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