On June 25, 1983, India lifted their first-ever Men’s Cricket World Cup title when Kapil Dev-led side stunned defending champions West Indies, beating them by 43 runs in a memorable final at Lord’s.
West Indies won the toss and opted to field first against India during the summit showdown of the prestigious event. India were bowled out for 183 runs inside 54.4 overs. Indian fans had not much hope as Target of 183 seemed like a cakewalk for mighty Windies.
But, Than in turn of events that create legends, Indian unit put out an unforgettable show and bundled out the humbled Windies for mere 140. India won their maiden title at the tournament to much surprise of the cricketing world and to wild joy of Indian fans.
Catch of Viv by Kapil running back to midwicket, Fans invading the pitch after last wicket, Kapil lifting the trophy in Lord’s Gallery are the images carved out in fans memory forever.
Enjoy the highlights of the epic final.