Sachin Tendulkar's profile




Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is born 24th April 1973 in a middle class family in Mumbai, India.

Sachin Tendulkar can unquestionably be called the 'face of modern cricket'. He follows Don Bradman and Viv Richards as his generation's most successful batsman. He holds several batting records, including the most Test centuries and the most one-day international centuries, and was rated in 2002 by Wisden as the second greatest Test batsman ever, after Sir Don Bradman. He received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest sporting honour, for 1997-1998, and the civilian award Padma Shri in 1999. Tendulkar was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1997.

Sachin Tendulkar was named after his family’s favourite music director Sachin Dev Burman. He went to Sharadashram Vidyamandir School where he started his cricketing career under coach Ramakant Achrekar. While at school, he was involved in a mammoth 664 run partnership in a Harris Shield game with friend and team mate Vinod Kambli. In 1988/1989, he scored 100 not-out in his first first-class match, for Bombay against Gujarat. At 15 years and 232 days he was the youngest to score a century on debut.

Sachin Tendulkar is the only player to score a century while making his Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani Trophy debut.

Sachin Tendulkar played his first international match against Pakistan in Karachi in 1989, facing the likes of Wasim Akram, Imran Khan, Abdul Qadir, and Waqar Younis. He made just 15 runs, being bowled by Waqar Younis, who also made his debut in that match. It was an inauspicious start, but Tendulkar followed it up with his maiden Test fifty a few days later at Faisalabad.

The long anticipated maiden Test century came in England’s tour in 1990 but the other scores were not remarkable. Tendulkar truly came into his own in the 1991-1992 tour of Australia that included a brilliant century on the fast and bouncy track at Perth.

His One-day International (ODI) debut on December 18 was equally disappointing, where he was dismissed without scoring a run, again by Waqar Younis. The series was followed by a non-descript tour of New Zealand in which he fell for 88 in a Test match, John Wright, who would later coach India, pouching the catch that prevented Tendulkar from becoming the youngest centurion in Test cricket.

Tendulkar was told to open the batting at Auckland against New Zealand in 1994. He went on to make 82 runs off 49 balls. This was the beginning of a glorious period, culminating in the Australian tour of 1998-1999, following which Australian spinner Shane Warne ruefully joked that he was having nightmares about his Indian nemesis.

His first ODI century came on September 9, 1994 against Australia in Sri Lanka at Colombo. It had taken Tendulkar 79 ODIs to score a century.

Wisden named Tendulkar one of the Cricketers of the Year in 1997, the first calendar year in which he scored 1,000 Test runs. He repeated the feat in 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2010.

Tendulkar also holds the record for scoring 1,000 ODI runs in a calendar year. He has done it six times – 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2003. In 1998 he made 1,894 ODI runs, still the record for ODI runs by any batsman in any given calendar year.

A chronic back problem flared up when Pakistan toured India in 1999, with India losing the historic Test at Chepauk despite a gritty century from Tendulkar himself. Worse was to come as Professor Ramesh Tendulkar, Sachin’s father, died in the middle of the 1999 cricket World Cup. Tendulkar, succeeding Mohammad Azharuddin as captain, then led India on a tour of Australia, where the visitors were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by the newly-crowned world champions. Tendulkar resigned, and Sourav Ganguly took over as captain in 2000.

Tendulkar made 673 runs in 11 matches in the 2003 World Cup, helping India reach the finals. While Australia retained the trophy that it had won in 1999, Tendulkar was given the Man of the Series award.

Tendulkar sponsors 200 under-privileged children every year through Apnalaya, a Mumbai-based NGO associated with his mother-in-law, Annabel Mehta. He is reluctant to speak about this, or other charitable activities, choosing to preserve the sanctity of his personal life despite the overwhelming media interest in him.

Sachin Tendulkar married Anjali Mehta, the paediatrician daughter of Gujarati industrialist Anand Mehta, in 1995, some years after they were introduced by mutual friends. They have two children, Sara (born October 1997) and Arjun (born 23 September, 2000).

Tendulkar has been seen taking his Ferrari 360 Modena for late-night drives in Mumbai. (Gifted by Fiat through Michael Schumacher, the car became notorious when Tendulkar was given customs exemption; Fiat paid the dues to end the controversy.)
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Sixth Cricket World Cup Match summaries


  • 1st Match:
    • England v New Zealand at Ahmedabad - Feb 14, 1996
    • New Zealand 239/6 (50 ov); England 228/9 (50 ov)
    • New Zealand won by 11 runs
  • 2nd Match:
    • South Africa v United Arab Emirates at Rawalpindi - Feb 16, 1996
    • South Africa 321/2 (50 ov); United Arab Emirates 152/8 (50 ov)
    • South Africa won by 169 runs
  • 3rd Match:
    • West Indies v Zimbabwe at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Feb 16, 1996
    • Zimbabwe 151/9 (50 ov); West Indies 155/4 (29.3 ov)
    • West Indies won by 6 wickets (with 123 balls remaining)
  • 5th Match:
    • Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS) - Feb 17, 1996
    • Sri Lanka won (walkover without a ball bowled)
  • 4th Match:
    • Netherlands v New Zealand at Vadodara - Feb 17, 1996
    • New Zealand 307/8 (50 ov); Netherlands 188/7 (50 ov)
    • New Zealand won by 119 runs
  • 6th Match:
    • India v Kenya at Cuttack - Feb 18, 1996
    • Kenya 199/6 (50 ov); India 203/3 (41.5 ov)
    • India won by 7 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)
  • 7th Match:
    • England v United Arab Emirates at Peshawar - Feb 18, 1996
    • United Arab Emirates 136 (48.3 ov); England 140/2 (35 ov)
    • England won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
  • 8th Match:
    • New Zealand v South Africa at Faisalabad - Feb 20, 1996
    • New Zealand 177/9 (50 ov); South Africa 178/5 (37.3 ov)
    • South Africa won by 5 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
  • 9th Match:
    • Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Colombo (SSC) - Feb 21, 1996
    • Zimbabwe 228/6 (50 ov); Sri Lanka 229/4 (37 ov)
    • Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 78 balls remaining)
  • 10th Match:
    • India v West Indies at Gwalior - Feb 21, 1996
    • West Indies 173 (50 ov); India 174/5 (39.4 ov)
    • India won by 5 wickets (with 62 balls remaining)
  • 11th Match:
    • England v Netherlands at Peshawar - Feb 22, 1996
    • England 279/4 (50 ov); Netherlands 230/6 (50 ov)
    • England won by 49 runs
  • 12th Match:
    • Australia v Kenya at Visakhapatnam - Feb 23, 1996
    • Australia 304/7 (50 ov); Kenya 207/7 (50 ov)
    • Australia won by 97 runs
  • 13th Match:
    • Pakistan v United Arab Emirates at Gujranwala - Feb 24, 1996
    • United Arab Emirates 109/9 (33/33 ov); Pakistan 112/1 (18/33 ov)
    • Pakistan won by 9 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
  • 14th Match:
    • Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) - Feb 25, 1996
    • Sri Lanka won (walkover without a ball bowled)
  • 15th Match:
    • England v South Africa at Rawalpindi - Feb 25, 1996
    • South Africa 230 (50 ov); England 152 (44.3 ov)
    • South Africa won by 78 runs
  • 16th Match:
    • Kenya v Zimbabwe at Patna - Feb 26, 1996
    • Zimbabwe 45/3 (15.5 ov)
  • 17th Match:
    • Pakistan v Netherlands at Lahore - Feb 26, 1996
    • Netherlands 145/7 (50 ov); Pakistan 151/2 (30.4 ov)
    • Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 116 balls remaining)
  • 16th Match:
    • Kenya v Zimbabwe at Patna - Feb 27, 1996
    • Kenya 134 (49.4 ov); Zimbabwe 137/5 (42.2 ov)
    • Zimbabwe won by 5 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)
  • 18th Match:
    • New Zealand v United Arab Emirates at Faisalabad - Feb 27, 1996
    • New Zealand 276/8 (47/47 ov); United Arab Emirates 167/9 (47/47 ov)
    • New Zealand won by 109 runs
  • 19th Match:
    • India v Australia at Mumbai - Feb 27, 1996
    • Australia 258 (50 ov); India 242 (48 ov)
    • Australia won by 16 runs
  • 20th Match:
    • Kenya v West Indies at Pune - Feb 29, 1996
    • Kenya 166 (49.3 ov); West Indies 93 (35.2 ov)
    • Kenya won by 73 runs
  • 21st Match:
    • Pakistan v South Africa at Karachi - Feb 29, 1996
    • Pakistan 242/6 (50 ov); South Africa 243/5 (44.2 ov)
    • South Africa won by 5 wickets (with 34 balls remaining)
  • 22nd Match:
    • Australia v Zimbabwe at Nagpur - Mar 1, 1996
    • Zimbabwe 154 (45.3 ov); Australia 158/2 (36 ov)
    • Australia won by 8 wickets (with 84 balls remaining)
  • 23rd Match:
    • Netherlands v United Arab Emirates at Lahore - Mar 1, 1996
    • Netherlands 216/9 (50 ov); United Arab Emirates 220/3 (44.2 ov)
    • United Arab Emirates won by 7 wickets (with 34 balls remaining)
  • 24th Match:
    • India v Sri Lanka at Delhi - Mar 2, 1996
    • India 271/3 (50 ov); Sri Lanka 272/4 (48.4 ov)
    • Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
  • 25th Match:
    • Pakistan v England at Karachi - Mar 3, 1996
    • England 249/9 (50 ov); Pakistan 250/3 (47.4 ov)
    • Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
  • 26th Match:
    • Australia v West Indies at Jaipur - Mar 4, 1996
    • Australia 229/6 (50 ov); West Indies 232/6 (48.5 ov)
    • West Indies won by 4 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
  • 27th Match:
    • Netherlands v South Africa at Rawalpindi - Mar 5, 1996
    • South Africa 328/3 (50 ov); Netherlands 168/8 (50 ov)
    • South Africa won by 160 runs
  • 28th Match:
    • Sri Lanka v Kenya at Kandy - Mar 6, 1996
    • Sri Lanka 398/5 (50 ov); Kenya 254/7 (50 ov)
    • Sri Lanka won by 144 runs
  • 29th Match:
    • India v Zimbabwe at Kanpur - Mar 6, 1996
    • India 247/5 (50 ov); Zimbabwe 207 (49.4 ov)
    • India won by 40 runs
  • 30th Match:
    • Pakistan v New Zealand at Lahore - Mar 6, 1996
    • Pakistan 281/5 (50 ov); New Zealand 235 (47.3 ov)
    • Pakistan won by 46 runs
  • 1st QF:
    • England v Sri Lanka at Faisalabad - Mar 9, 1996
    • England 235/8 (50 ov); Sri Lanka 236/5 (40.4 ov)
    • Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 56 balls remaining)
  • 2nd QF:
    • India v Pakistan at Bangalore - Mar 9, 1996
    • India 287/8 (50 ov); Pakistan 248/9 (49/49 ov)
    • India won by 39 runs
  • 3rd QF:
    • South Africa v West Indies at Karachi - Mar 11, 1996
    • West Indies 264/8 (50 ov); South Africa 245 (49.3 ov)
    • West Indies won by 19 runs
  • 4th QF:
    • Australia v New Zealand at Chennai - Mar 11, 1996
    • New Zealand 286/9 (50 ov); Australia 289/4 (47.5 ov)
    • Australia won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
  • 1st SF:
    • India v Sri Lanka at Kolkata - Mar 13, 1996
    • Sri Lanka 251/8 (50 ov); India 120/8 (34.1 ov)
    • Sri Lanka won by default
  • 2nd SF:
    • Australia v West Indies at Mohali - Mar 14, 1996
    • Australia 207/8 (50 ov); West Indies 202 (49.3 ov)
    • Australia won by 5 runs
  • Final:
    • Australia v Sri Lanka at Lahore - Mar 17, 1996
    • Australia 241/7 (50 ov); Sri Lanka 245/3 (46.2 ov)
    • Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
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1996 Wills Cricket World Cup - Top Run Scorers


Player NameMatsInnsNORunsHSAvegSR100's50's4's6's
SR Tendulkar (India)77152313787.1685.8723577
ME Waugh (Aus)77148413080.6685.9631406
PA de Silva (SL)66144814589.60107.6922577
G Kirsten (SA)661391188*78.2090.0911334
Saeed Anwar (Pak)66232983*82.2595.9103295
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1996 Cricket World Cup - Summary

  • Host of Wills Cricket World Cup 1996:
    • India / Pakistan / Sri Lanka
  • Teams:
    • Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, UAE, Netherlands, Kenya
  • Winner:
    • Sri Lanka
  •  Runner up:
    • Australia
  • Other Semi Finalists:
    • India
    • West Indies
  • Man of the Match in final:
    • Aravinda De Silva for his 107 runs
  • Man of the series:
    • Sanath Jayasurya - Strike Rate 1.32 per ball faced.
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Wills Cricket World Cup - 1996

Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga lifts
Wills World Cup - 1996
The 1996 Cricket World Cup, also called the Wills World Cup after its official sponsors, was the sixth edition of the tournament organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC). It was the second World Cup to be hosted by India and Pakistan, and for the first time by Sri Lanka. This mega evwent starts on February 14, 1996 and end with Austrelia Vs Sri Lanka final match on March 17, 1996 at Lahore.

India hosted 17 matches at 17 different venues, while Pakistan hosted 14 matches at 6 venues and Sri Lanka hosted 6 matches at 3 venues.

The Cricket World Cup 1996 was marred by several controversies throughout the event. In Sri Lanka, a bombing by LTTE just before the event, resulted in the death of 90 people. As a consequence, Australia and West Indies refused to send their national teams to play in Sri Lanka for the Cricket World Cup 1996, despite repeated assurances from cricketing authorities. Therefore, the ICC awarded both the matches to Sri Lanka on grounds of forfeit.

Twelve teams participated in this event - Netherlands, Kenya and the United Arab Emirates made their World Cup debuts in this edition of the quadrennial event.

Group A : Sri Lanka, Australia, West Indies, India, Kenya, Zimbabwe.
Group B : Pakistan, New Zealand, South Africa, England, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates

Another controversy happened during the semifinal between India and Sri Lanka. The misbehavior of spectators at Eden Gardens, Kolkata led to match referee Clive Lloyd awarding the match to Sri Lanka. In the final match, tensions between Australia and Sri Lanka heightened after umpire Darrell Hair called spinner Muttiah Muralitharan for suspect bowling action.

The Sri Lankans openning batsmen Sanath Jayasuriya] and Romesh Kaluwitharana take advantage of the fielding restrictions during the first 15 overs of each innings. At a time when 50 or 60 runs in the first 15 overs was considered adequate, Sri Lanka scored 117 runs in those overs against India, 123 against Kenya, 121 against England in the quarter-final and 86 against India in the semi-final. Against Kenya, Sri Lanka made 398 for 5, a new record for the highest team score in a One Day International that stood until April 2006.
Sri Lanka won the first semi-final over India at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in front of a crowd unofficially estimated at 110 000. Chasing Sri Lanka's innings of 251 for 8, India had slumped to 120 for 8 in the 35th over when sections of crowd began to throw fruit and plastic bottles onto the field. The players left the field for 20 minutes in an attempt to quieten the crowd. When the players returned for play, more bottles were thrown onto the field and fires were lit in the stand. Match referee Clive Lloyd awarded the match to Sri Lanka, the first default ever in a Test or One Day International.

In the second semi-final in Mohali, Australia recovered from 15 for 4 to reach 207 for 8 from their 50 overs. The West Indians had reached 165 for 2 in the 42nd over before losing their last 8 wickets for 37 runs in 50 balls.

Sri Lanka won the toss in the final and sent Australia in to bat despite the team batting first having won all five previous World Cup finals. Mark Taylor top scored with 74 in Australia's total of 241 for 7. After Australia had put down no fewer than five catches, Sri Lanka won the match in the 47th over with Aravinda de Silva following his 3 for 42 with an unbeaten 107 to win the Player of the Match award. It was the first time a tournament host or co-host had won the cricket World Cup.

Sachin Tendulkar topped the most runs table with the most number of runs (523) while Anil Kumble with the most number of wickets (15).
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Praveen Kumar's Wedding

Indian Cricket speed bowler Praveen Kumar has got weds with babyhood pal Sapna Choudhary on November 18 in Meerut. The pair got engaged newly. Sapna is an global stage shooter.

The engagement ceremony took place on the 7th of November wherein the couple exchanged rings and it was then that the marriage date was fixed for the 18th of the same month.

Reports had it that Praveen had traveled all the way to Lucknow to get a dashing sherwani for himself, so that he could wear it in his big day.

Praveen had also informed that the team was very busy at this occasion and that he did not expect too much of presence from the team members, because of the schedule is so tight for the ongoing Test series with New Zealand. But he has invited all and that he surely expects Dhoni and Raina will come.

Find here Praveen Kumar's wedding images...



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Fifth Cricket World Cup Match Summaries


  • 1st Match:
    • New Zealand v Australia at Auckland - Feb 22, 1992
    • New Zealand 248/6 (50 ov); Australia 211 (48.1 ov)
    • New Zealand won by 37 runs
  • 2nd Match:
    • England v India at Perth - Feb 22, 1992
    • England 236/9 (50 ov); India 227 (49.2 ov)
    • England won by 9 runs
  • 3rd Match:
    • Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at New Plymouth - Feb 23, 1992
    • Zimbabwe 312/4 (50 ov); Sri Lanka 313/7 (49.2 ov)
    • Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
  • 4th Match:
    • Pakistan v West Indies at Melbourne - Feb 23, 1992
    • Pakistan 220/2 (50 ov); West Indies 221/0 (46.5 ov)
    • West Indies won by 10 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
  • 5th Match:
    • New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Hamilton - Feb 25, 1992
    • Sri Lanka 206/9 (50 ov); New Zealand 210/4 (48.2 ov)
    • New Zealand won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
  • 6th Match:
    • Australia v South Africa at Sydney - Feb 26, 1992
    • Australia 170/9 (49/49 ov); South Africa 171/1 (46.5/49 ov)
    • South Africa won by 9 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
  • 7th Match:
    • Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Hobart - Feb 27, 1992
    • Pakistan 254/4 (50 ov); Zimbabwe 201/7 (50 ov)
    • Pakistan won by 53 runs
  • 8th Match:
    • England v West Indies at Melbourne - Feb 27, 1992
    • West Indies 157 (49.2 ov); England 160/4 (39.5 ov)
    • England won by 6 wickets (with 61 balls remaining)
  • 9th Match:
    • India v Sri Lanka at Mackay - Feb 28, 1992
    • India 1/0 (0.2/20 ov)
    • No result
  • 10th Match:
    • New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland - Feb 29, 1992
    • South Africa 190/7 (50 ov); New Zealand 191/3 (34.3 ov)
    • New Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 93 balls remaining)
  • 11th Match:
    • West Indies v Zimbabwe at Brisbane - Feb 29, 1992
    • West Indies 264/8 (50 ov); Zimbabwe 189/7 (50 ov)
    • West Indies won by 75 runs
  • 12th Match:
    • Australia v India at Brisbane - Mar 1, 1992
    • Australia 237/9 (50 ov); India 234 (47/47 ov)
    • Australia won by 1 run (revised target)
  • 13th Match:
    • England v Pakistan at Adelaide - Mar 1, 1992
    • Pakistan 74 (40.2 ov); England 24/1 (8/16 ov)
    • No result
  • 14th Match:
    • South Africa v Sri Lanka at Wellington - Mar 2, 1992
    • South Africa 195 (50 ov); Sri Lanka 198/7 (49.5 ov)
    • Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
  • 15th Match:
    • New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Napier - Mar 3, 1992
    • New Zealand 162/3 (20.5/20.5 ov); Zimbabwe 105/7 (18/18 ov)
    • New Zealand won by 48 runs (revised target)
  • 16th Match:
    • India v Pakistan at Sydney - Mar 4, 1992
    • India 216/7 (49/49 ov); Pakistan 173 (48.1/49 ov)
    • India won by 43 runs
  • 17th Match:
    • South Africa v West Indies at Christchurch - Mar 5, 1992
    • South Africa 200/8 (50 ov); West Indies 136 (38.4 ov)
    • South Africa won by 64 runs
  • 18th Match:
    • Australia v England at Sydney - Mar 5, 1992
    • Australia 171 (49 ov); England 173/2 (40.5 ov)
    • England won by 8 wickets (with 55 balls remaining)
  • 19th Match:
    • India v Zimbabwe at Hamilton - Mar 7, 1992
    • India 203/7 (32/32 ov); Zimbabwe 104/1 (19.1/19 ov)
    • India won by 55 runs (revised target)
  • 20th Match:
    • Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide - Mar 7, 1992
    • Sri Lanka 189/9 (50 ov); Australia 190/3 (44 ov)
    • Australia won by 7 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
  • 21st Match:
    • New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland - Mar 8, 1992
    • West Indies 203/7 (50 ov); New Zealand 206/5 (48.3 ov)
    • New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
  • 22nd Match:
    • Pakistan v South Africa at Brisbane - Mar 8, 1992
    • South Africa 211/7 (50 ov); Pakistan 173/8 (36/36 ov)
    • South Africa won by 20 runs (revised target)
  • 23rd Match:
    • England v Sri Lanka at Ballarat - Mar 9, 1992
    • England 280/6 (50 ov); Sri Lanka 174 (44 ov)
    • England won by 106 runs
  • 24th Match:
    • India v West Indies at Wellington - Mar 10, 1992
    • India 197 (49.4 ov); West Indies 195/5 (40.2/46 ov)
    • West Indies won by 5 wickets (with 34 balls remaining) (revised target)
  • 25th Match: South
    • Africa v Zimbabwe at Canberra - Mar 10, 1992
    • Zimbabwe 163 (48.3 ov); South Africa 164/3 (45.1 ov)
    • South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)
  • 26th Match:
    • Australia v Pakistan at Perth - Mar 11, 1992
    • Pakistan 220/9 (50 ov); Australia 172 (45.2 ov)
    • Pakistan won by 48 runs
  • 27th Match:
    • New Zealand v India at Dunedin - Mar 12, 1992
    • India 230/6 (50 ov); New Zealand 231/6 (47.1 ov)
    • New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
  • 28th Match:
    • England v South Africa at Melbourne - Mar 12, 1992
    • South Africa 236/4 (50 ov); England 226/7 (40.5/41 ov)
    • England won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining) (revised target)
  • 29th Match:
    • Sri Lanka v West Indies at Berri - Mar 13, 1992
    • West Indies 268/8 (50 ov); Sri Lanka 177/9 (50 ov)
    • West Indies won by 91 runs
  • 30th Match:
    • Australia v Zimbabwe at Hobart - Mar 14, 1992
    • Australia 265/6 (46/46 ov); Zimbabwe 137 (41.4/46 ov)
    • Australia won by 128 runs
  • 31st Match:
    • New Zealand v England at Wellington - Mar 15, 1992
    • England 200/8 (50 ov); New Zealand 201/3 (40.5 ov)
    • New Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 55 balls remaining)
  • 32nd Match:
    • India v South Africa at Adelaide - Mar 15, 1992
    • India 180/6 (30/30 ov); South Africa 181/4 (29.1/30 ov)
    • South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
  • 33rd Match:
    • Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Perth - Mar 15, 1992
    • Sri Lanka 212/6 (50 ov); Pakistan 216/6 (49.1 ov)
    • Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
  • 34th Match:
    • New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch - Mar 18, 1992
    • New Zealand 166 (48.2 ov); Pakistan 167/3 (44.4 ov)
    • Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 32 balls remaining)
  • 35th Match:
    • England v Zimbabwe at Albury - Mar 18, 1992
    • Zimbabwe 134 (46.1 ov); England 125 (49.1 ov)
    • Zimbabwe won by 9 runs
  • 36th Match:
    • Australia v West Indies at Melbourne - Mar 18, 1992
    • Australia 216/6 (50 ov); West Indies 159 (42.4 ov)
    • Australia won by 57 runs
  • 1st SF:
    • New Zealand v Pakistan at Auckland - Mar 21, 1992
    • New Zealand 262/7 (50 ov); Pakistan 264/6 (49 ov)
    • Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
  • 2nd SF:
    • England v South Africa at Sydney - Mar 22, 1992
    • England 252/6 (45/45 ov); South Africa 232/6 (43/43 ov)
    • England won by 19 runs (revised target)
  • Final:
    • England v Pakistan at Melbourne - Mar 25, 1992
    • Pakistan 249/6 (50 ov); England 227 (49.2 ov)
    • Pakistan won by 22 runs
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1992 Cricket World Cup - Summary

  • Host of Cricket World Cup 1992:
    • Australia and New Zealand
  • Teams:
    • New Zealand, Australia, Zimbabwe, India, England, West Indies, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa
  • Winner:
    • Pakistan
  • Runner up:
    • England
  • Semi Finalists:
    • South Africa and
    • Zew Zealand
  • Player of the Tournament:
    • Martin Crowe (New Zealand) with  456 runs in 9 matches at an Avg. - 114 and SR – 90.65
  • Best Batsman:
    • Martin Crowe (New Zealand) – 456 runs in 9 matches
  • Best Bowler:
    • Wasim Akram (Pakistan) – 18 wickets in 10 matches
  • Best Wicketkeeper of Cricket World Cup 1992:
    • Dave Richardson (South Africa) – 14 catches and 1 stumping in 9 matches
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Benson and Hedges World Cup - 1992

Imran Khan with 1992 Cricket World Cup
The fifth edition of Cricket World Cup also known as the Benson and Hedges World Cup in 1992 was jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The mega tournament was held between February 22 and March 25, 1992

The 1992 Cricket World Cup witnessed several changes in the tournament format as well as cricketing ideologies. This World Cup can be described as the start of the modern day slam-bang one-day cricket. Cricket teams started thinking and playing differently, thus leading to an increase in competitiveness. It was the first World Cup to introduce the concept of day and night matches.

The 1992 edition was the first in the history of Cricket World Cup to use white cricket balls and colored team uniforms. Until then, red balls and white colored uniforms had been used for the tournament. This event also saw the introduction of a new system to calculate over reductions for rain-affected matches.

This was South Africa's first World Cup after their re-introduction into international cricket. A total of 9 teams took part in the tournament with all sides having to play each other. They were not divided into groups. The Cricket World Cup 1992 had 36 matches in the round robin stage. Top four teams qualified for the semis, wherein the best two teams went on to play the final.

The 1992 Cricket World Cup was won by Pakistan, under the captaincy of Imran Khan. They defeated England by 22 runs in a final at Melbourne Cricket Ground. New Zealand and South Africa were the other semifinalists.

Teams in Cricket World Cup 1992:

  • New Zealand, Australia, Zimbabwe, India, England, West Indies, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa
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Forth Cricket World Cup Match Summaries

  • 1st Match:
    • Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Hyderabad (Sind) - Oct 8, 1987
    • Pakistan 267/6 (50 ov); Sri Lanka 252 (49.2 ov)
    • Pakistan won by 15 runs
  • 2nd Match:
    • England v West Indies at Gujranwala - Oct 9, 1987
    • West Indies 243/7 (50 ov); England 246/8 (49.3 ov)
    • England won by 2 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
  • 3rd Match: 
    • India v Australia at Chennai - Oct 9, 1987
    • Australia 270/6 (50 ov); India 269 (49.5 ov)
    • Australia won by 1 run
  • 4th Match: 
    • New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Oct 10, 1987
    • New Zealand 242/7 (50 ov); Zimbabwe 239 (49.4 ov)
    • New Zealand won by 3 runs
  • 5th Match: 
    • Pakistan v England at Rawalpindi - Oct 12-13, 1987
    • Pakistan 239/7 (50 ov); England 221 (48.4 ov)
    • Pakistan won by 18 runs
  • 6th Match: 
    • Australia v Zimbabwe at Chennai - Oct 13, 1987
    • Australia 235/9 (50 ov); Zimbabwe 139 (42.4 ov)
    • Australia won by 96 runs
  • 7th Match: 
    • Sri Lanka v West Indies at Karachi - Oct 13, 1987
    • West Indies 360/4 (50 ov); Sri Lanka 169/4 (50 ov)
    • West Indies won by 191 runs
  • 8th Match: 
    • India v New Zealand at Bangalore - Oct 14, 1987
    • India 252/7 (50 ov); New Zealand 236/8 (50 ov)
    • India won by 16 runs
  • 9th Match: 
    • Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore - Oct 16, 1987
    • West Indies 216 (49.3 ov); Pakistan 217/9 (50 ov)
    • Pakistan won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
  • 10th Match: 
    • England v Sri Lanka at Peshawar - Oct 17, 1987
    • England 296/4 (50 ov); Sri Lanka 158/8 (45/45 ov)
    • England won by 108 runs (revised target)
  • 11th Match: 
    • India v Zimbabwe at Mumbai - Oct 17, 1987
    • Zimbabwe 135 (44.2 ov); India 136/2 (27.5 ov)
    • India won by 8 wickets (with 133 balls remaining)
  • 12th Match: 
    • Australia v New Zealand at Indore - Oct 18-19, 1987
    • Australia 199/4 (30/30 ov); New Zealand 196/9 (30/30 ov)
    • Australia won by 3 runs
  • 13th Match: 
    • Pakistan v England at Karachi - Oct 20, 1987
    • England 244/9 (50 ov); Pakistan 247/3 (49 ov)
    • Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
  • 14th Match: 
    • Sri Lanka v West Indies at Kanpur - Oct 21, 1987
    • West Indies 236/8 (50 ov); Sri Lanka 211/8 (50 ov)
    • West Indies won by 25 runs
  • 15th Match: 
    • India v Australia at Delhi - Oct 22, 1987
    • India 289/6 (50 ov); Australia 233 (49 ov)
    • India won by 56 runs
  • 16th Match: 
    • New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Kolkata - Oct 23, 1987
    • Zimbabwe 227/5 (50 ov); New Zealand 228/6 (47.4 ov)
    • New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
  • 17th Match: 
    • Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Faisalabad - Oct 25, 1987
    • Pakistan 297/7 (50 ov); Sri Lanka 184/8 (50 ov)
    • Pakistan won by 113 runs
  • 18th Match: 
    • England v West Indies at Jaipur - Oct 26, 1987
    • England 269/5 (50 ov); West Indies 235 (48.1 ov)
    • England won by 34 runs
  • 19th Match: 
    • India v Zimbabwe at Ahmedabad - Oct 26, 1987
    • Zimbabwe 191/7 (50 ov); India 194/3 (42 ov)
    • India won by 7 wickets (with 48 balls remaining)
  • 20th Match: 
    • Australia v New Zealand at Chandigarh - Oct 27, 1987
    • Australia 251/8 (50 ov); New Zealand 234 (48.4 ov)
    • Australia won by 17 runs
  • 21st Match: 
    • Australia v Zimbabwe at Cuttack - Oct 30, 1987
    • Australia 266/5 (50 ov); Zimbabwe 196/6 (50 ov)
    • Australia won by 70 runs
  • 22nd Match: 
    • England v Sri Lanka at Pune - Oct 30, 1987
    • Sri Lanka 218/7 (50 ov); England 219/2 (41.2 ov)
    • England won by 8 wickets (with 52 balls remaining)
  • 23rd Match: 
    • Pakistan v West Indies at Karachi - Oct 30, 1987
    • West Indies 258/7 (50 ov); Pakistan 230/9 (50 ov)
    • West Indies won by 28 runs
  • 24th Match: 
    • India v New Zealand at Nagpur - Oct 31, 1987
    • New Zealand 221/9 (50 ov); India 224/1 (32.1 ov)
    • India won by 9 wickets (with 107 balls remaining)
  • 1st SF: 
    • Pakistan v Australia at Lahore - Nov 4, 1987
    • Australia 267/8 (50 ov); Pakistan 249 (49 ov)
    • Australia won by 18 runs
  • 2nd SF: 
    • India v England at Mumbai - Nov 5, 1987
    • England 254/6 (50 ov); India 219 (45.3 ov)
    • England won by 35 runs
  • Final: 
    • Australia v England at Kolkata - Nov 8, 1987
    • Australia 253/5 (50 ov); England 246/8 (50 ov)
    • Australia won by 7 runs
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Reliance Cricket World Cup -1987

Reliance Cricket World Cup -1987
Winners - Australia


The fourth edition Cricket World Cup in 1987 was sponserd by Reliance, so it is officially named as Reliance Cricket World Cup.

For the first time, the Cricket World Cup tournament was held outside England. India and Pakistan together hosted this mega event. The event was starts with Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka - October 8, 1987 at Hyderabad and ends with the final match - Australia v England on November 8, 1987 at Calcutta (Kolkata).

As the three previous World Cups, even this time only 8 countries participated who played the preliminary matches in 2 groups of 4 each. Following the 1983 World Cup, each country played its groupmates twice. The top two teams from each group played the semifinals and the winners qualified for the final match. The same tradition was followed as in the past three World Cups, white dress, red balls and day-light match. The only change that took place was the reduction of overs from 60 to 50, the current standard.

Australia won the final by defeating England by 7 runs. Allan Border, the captain of Australia Team lifted the 1987 World Cup in the Eden Gardens stadium in Calcutta (India). India and Pakistan were the other semifinalists, which they failed to bring about an eagerly awaited India-Pakistan final. The two time winner, West Indies, failed to live up to expectations by not qualifying for the semifinals. David Boon was awarded the title of 'Man of the Match' for the final match.

This Cricket World Cup was the last world cup of Indian great batsman Sunil Gavaskar. He scored his only ODI century against New Zealand.
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Third Cricket World Cup match Summaries

3rd Cricket World Cup Winning Team - India

  • 1st Match:
    • England v New Zealand at The Oval - Jun 9, 1983
    • England 322/6 (60/60 ov); New Zealand 216 (59/60 ov)
    • England won by 106 runs
  • 2nd Match:
    • Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Swansea - Jun 9, 1983
    • Pakistan 338/5 (60/60 ov); Sri Lanka 288/9 (60/60 ov)
    • Pakistan won by 50 runs
  • 3rd Match:
    • Australia v Zimbabwe at Nottingham - Jun 9, 1983
    • Zimbabwe 239/6 (60/60 ov); Australia 226/7 (60/60 ov)
    • Zimbabwe won by 13 runs
  • 4th Match:
    • India v West Indies at Manchester - Jun 9-10, 1983
    • India 262/8 (60/60 ov); West Indies 228 (54.1/60 ov)
    • India won by 34 runs
  • 5th Match:
    • England v Sri Lanka at Taunton - Jun 11, 1983
    • England 333/9 (60/60 ov); Sri Lanka 286 (58/60 ov)
    • England won by 47 runs
  • 6th Match:
    • New Zealand v Pakistan at Birmingham - Jun 11-12, 1983
    • New Zealand 238/9 (60/60 ov); Pakistan 186 (55.2/60 ov)
    • New Zealand won by 52 runs
  • 7th Match:
    • Australia v West Indies at Leeds - Jun 11-12, 1983
    • West Indies 252/9 (60/60 ov); Australia 151 (30.3/60 ov)
    • West Indies won by 101 runs
  • 8th Match:
    • India v Zimbabwe at Leicester - Jun 11, 1983
    • Zimbabwe 155 (51.4/60 ov); India 157/5 (37.3/60 ov)
    • India won by 5 wickets (with 135 balls remaining)
  • 9th Match:
    • England v Pakistan at Lord's - Jun 13, 1983
    • Pakistan 193/8 (60/60 ov); England 199/2 (50.4/60 ov)
    • England won by 8 wickets (with 56 balls remaining)
  • 10th Match:
    • New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Bristol - Jun 13, 1983
    • Sri Lanka 206 (56.1/60 ov); New Zealand 209/5 (39.2/60 ov)
    • New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 124 balls remaining)
  • 11th Match:
    • Australia v India at Nottingham - Jun 13, 1983
    • Australia 320/9 (60/60 ov); India 158 (37.5/60 ov)
    • Australia won by 162 runs
  • 12th Match:
    • West Indies v Zimbabwe at Worcester - Jun 13, 1983
    • Zimbabwe 217/7 (60/60 ov); West Indies 218/2 (48.3/60 ov)
    • West Indies won by 8 wickets (with 69 balls remaining)
  • 13th Match:
    • England v New Zealand at Birmingham - Jun 15, 1983
    • England 234 (55.2/60 ov); New Zealand 238/8 (59.5/60 ov)
    • New Zealand won by 2 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
  • 14th Match:
    • India v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 15, 1983
    • West Indies 282/9 (60/60 ov); India 216 (53.1/60 ov)
    • West Indies won by 66 runs
  • 15th Match:
    • Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Leeds - Jun 16, 1983
    • Pakistan 235/7 (60/60 ov); Sri Lanka 224 (58.3/60 ov)
    • Pakistan won by 11 runs
  • 16th Match:
    • Australia v Zimbabwe at Southampton - Jun 16, 1983
    • Australia 272/7 (60/60 ov); Zimbabwe 240 (59.5/60 ov)
    • Australia won by 32 runs
  • 17th Match:
    • England v Pakistan at Manchester - Jun 18, 1983
    • Pakistan 232/8 (60/60 ov); England 233/3 (57.2/60 ov)
    • England won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
  • 18th Match:
    • New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Derby - Jun 18, 1983
    • New Zealand 181 (58.2/60 ov); Sri Lanka 184/7 (52.5/60 ov)
    • Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets (with 43 balls remaining)
  • 19th Match:
    • Australia v West Indies at Lord's - Jun 18, 1983
    • Australia 273/6 (60/60 ov); West Indies 276/3 (57.5/60 ov)
    • West Indies won by 7 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
  • 20th Match:
    • India v Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells - Jun 18, 1983
    • India 266/8 (60/60 ov); Zimbabwe 235 (57/60 ov)
    • India won by 31 runs
  • 21st Match:
    • England v Sri Lanka at Leeds - Jun 20, 1983
    • Sri Lanka 136 (50.4/60 ov); England 137/1 (24.1/60 ov)
    • England won by 9 wickets (with 215 balls remaining)
  • 22nd Match:
    • New Zealand v Pakistan at Nottingham - Jun 20, 1983
    • Pakistan 261/3 (60/60 ov); New Zealand 250 (59.1/60 ov)
    • Pakistan won by 11 runs
  • 23rd Match:
    • Australia v India at Chelmsford - Jun 20, 1983
    • India 247 (55.5/60 ov); Australia 129 (38.2/60 ov)
    • India won by 118 runs
  • 24th Match:
    • West Indies v Zimbabwe at Birmingham - Jun 20, 1983
    • Zimbabwe 171 (60/60 ov); West Indies 172/0 (45.1/60 ov)
    • West Indies won by 10 wickets (with 89 balls remaining)
  • 1st SF:
    • England v India at Manchester - Jun 22, 1983
    • England 213 (60/60 ov); India 217/4 (54.4/60 ov)
    • India won by 6 wickets (with 32 balls remaining)
  • 2nd SF:
    • Pakistan v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 22, 1983
    • Pakistan 184/8 (60/60 ov); West Indies 188/2 (48.4/60 ov)
    • West Indies won by 8 wickets (with 68 balls remaining)
  • Final:
    • India v West Indies at Lord's - Jun 25, 1983
    • India 183 (54.4/60 ov); West Indies 140 (52/60 ov)
    • India won by 43 runs
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1983 - Third Prudential World Cup Cricket

Kapil Dev with World Cup trophy

The Third Cricket World Cup 1983 had began with two surprises, when India beat West Indies and Zimbabwe beat Australia in the opening round of matches, and ended with the greatest surprise of all, when India beat West Indies again, this time in the final at Lord’s.
 
The competition differed from its two predecessors in that in the preliminary groups the sides played each other not once but twice. This was partly to increase revenue but also to lessen the chances of a side being eliminated through having greater misfortune with the weather than its rivals. In the event, no sooner had the sides started to arrive in England for the 1983 World Cup than the rain, which had made the month of May one of the wettest on record, cleared away.
 
In this World Cup, totally 27 matches played, only three were not begun / finished in a day. Each side received 60 overs. No bowler was allowed more than twelve overs per innings and, to prevent negative bowling, the umpires applied a stricter interpretation than in first-class cricket in regard to wides and bumpers. Many were played in warm sunshine, and throughout the competition, from June 9–25, interest ran high. After losing their opening match, West Indies carried all before them until failing, for the first time, to win the final. Australia had a disappointing fortnight, and with Imran Khan unfit to bowl for them, Pakistan were a shadow of the side which had trounced India and Australia in the previous winter.
 
New Zealand’s main batting provided them with insufficient runs for a consistent challenge, while Sri Lanka, though they won their return match against New Zealand, were too short of bowling to be a serious threat. Zimbabwe, playing for the first time, having qualified as winners of the ICC Trophy in 1982, made a welcome contribution. Their side included several players with first-class experience, acquired when, as Rhodesia, their country played in the Currie Cup. Apart from beating Australia they gave West Indies a run for their money at Worcester.


World Cup Winning team - India
 
India’s unexpected success came under a young and relatively new captain Kapil Dev and owed much to the presence in their side of three all-rounders (Kapil Dev, Roger Binny and Mohinder Amarnath) who, at critical moments, found enough in the conditions to help form an effective attack. Who would ever have thought before a ball was bowled that the leading wicket-takers in the competition would be the Sri Lankan De Mel and Binny, with his gentle medium-pace?
 
Prize Money:
  • The total amount of the Prudential Assurance Company’s sponsorship was £500,000,
  • The gate receipts came to £1,195,712.
  • The aggregate attendance was 232,081, compared with 160,000 in 1975 and 132,000 in 1979.
  • In addition to the Trophy and silver-gilt medals for each player, India received £20,000 for their victory.
  • As runners-up West Indies won £8,000.
  • The losing semi-finalists, England and Pakistan, each won £4,000.
  • There were also awards of £1,000 to the group winners.
  • Man of the Match awards
    • £200 for the group matches,
    • £400 for the semi-finals and
    • £600 for the final.
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Brand ambassador for ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011


ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 - Ambassador

God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar, who is set to become only the second player in the history of cricket to play six ODI World Cups, was named the official ambassador of the event for the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011.

Tendulkar will be called upon to promote and support a variety of ICC initiatives for the tournament, which is the third biggest sporting event in the world and will take place in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka from February 19 to April 2 next year, the ICC said in a statement.
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Second World Cup Match Summaries

  • 1st Match:
    • India v West Indies at Birmingham - Jun 9, 1979
    • India 190 (53.1/60 ov); West Indies 194/1 (51.3/60 ov)
    • West Indies won by 9 wickets (with 51 balls remaining)
  • 2nd Match:
    • New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Nottingham - Jun 9, 1979
    • Sri Lanka 189 (56.5/60 ov); New Zealand 190/1 (47.4/60 ov)
    • New Zealand won by 9 wickets (with 74 balls remaining)
  • 3rd Match:
    • England v Australia at Lord's - Jun 9, 1979
    • Australia 159/9 (60/60 ov); England 160/4 (47.1/60 ov)
    • England won by 6 wickets (with 77 balls remaining)
  • 4th Match:
    • Canada v Pakistan at Leeds - Jun 9, 1979
    • Canada 139/9 (60/60 ov); Pakistan 140/2 (40.1/60 ov)
    • Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 119 balls remaining)
  • 5th Match:
    • Sri Lanka v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 13-15, 1979
    • Match abandoned without a ball bowled
  • 6th Match:
    • India v New Zealand at Leeds - Jun 13, 1979
    • India 182 (55.5/60 ov); New Zealand 183/2 (57/60 ov)
    • New Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
  • 7th Match:
    • Australia v Pakistan at Nottingham - Jun 13-14, 1979
    • Pakistan 286/7 (60/60 ov); Australia 197 (57.1/60 ov)
    • Pakistan won by 89 runs
  • 8th Match:
    • England v Canada at Manchester - Jun 13-14, 1979
    • Canada 45 (40.3/60 ov); England 46/2 (13.5/60 ov)
    • England won by 8 wickets (with 277 balls remaining)
  • 9th Match:
    • India v Sri Lanka at Manchester - Jun 16-18, 1979
    • Sri Lanka 238/5 (60/60 ov); India 191 (54.1/60 ov)
    • Sri Lanka won by 47 runs
  • 10th Match:
    • New Zealand v West Indies at Nottingham - Jun 16, 1979
    • West Indies 244/7 (60/60 ov); New Zealand 212/9 (60/60 ov)
    • West Indies won by 32 runs
  • 11th Match:
    • Australia v Canada at Birmingham - Jun 16, 1979
    • Canada 105 (33.2/60 ov); Australia 106/3 (26/60 ov)
    • Australia won by 7 wickets (with 204 balls remaining)
  • 12th Match:
    • England v Pakistan at Leeds - Jun 16, 1979
    • England 165/9 (60/60 ov); Pakistan 151 (56/60 ov)
    • England won by 14 runs
  • 1st SF:
    • England v New Zealand at Manchester - Jun 20, 1979
    • England 221/8 (60/60 ov); New Zealand 212/9 (60/60 ov)
    • England won by 9 runs
  • 2nd SF:
    • Pakistan v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 20, 1979
    • West Indies 293/6 (60/60 ov); Pakistan 250 (56.2/60 ov)
    • West Indies won by 43 runs
  • Final:
    • England v West Indies at Lord's - Jun 23, 1979
    • West Indies 286/9 (60/60 ov); England 194 (51/60 ov)
    • West Indies won by 92 runs
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1979 Second - Prudential World Cup Cricket


Second World Cup Winners captain - Klaive Lyod

Second World Cup Cricket in 1979, officially called The Prudential Cup again West Indies carried off the title.
 
Like the first World Cup, again eight countries took part, and from a cricketer's point of view it was a shame that once more South Africa were left in the cold. To fill the two remaining places, a separate tournament was organised among associate members of the International Cricket Conference. From this emerged Sri Lanka, who took part in 1975, and Canada.
 
The matches were confined to one innings of 60 overs for each side. No bowler was allowed more than twelve overs per innings and the umpires applied strict interpretation in regard to wides and bumpers to prevent negative bowling.
 
The Prudential Assurance Company put £250,000 in the kitty and the gate receipts from the World Cup came to £359,700, almost double the £188,000 for the first competition. The total attendance last summer was 132,000 compared with 160,000 four years earlier, the drop being almost entirely due to the bad weather. The surplus, distributed to the full and associate members of the International Cricket Conference, came to £350,000.
 
Prize Money:
  • Prize money amounted to £25,900.
  • West Indies, the winners, received the Prudential Cup and £10,000.
  • England, runners-up, £4,000.
  • Pakistan and New Zealand, losing semi-finalists, £2,000 each.
  • The winners of group matches £500 each.
  • There were also Man of the Match awards:
    • £300 to Vivian Richards (West Indies) in the final,
    • £200 each in the semi-finals, and
    • £100 for the nominated player in each group match.
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ICC World Cup 2011 - Schedule


The Cricket world cup 2011 start from 19 th February, 2011 While 2nd April, 2011 will be the final of cricket world cup 2011 in Mumbai, India. There are totally 49 matches in this event.


ICC have divided in two groups to all 14 ODI nation teams.
  • Pool A: Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Canada, Kenya.
  • Pool B: India, South Africa, England, West Indies, Bangladesh, Ireland, Netherlands

  

The fixuture of the ICC World Cup 2011:


  1. Feb 19: Bangladesh v India, Dhaka
  2. Feb 20: New Zealand v Kenya, Chennai
  3. Feb 20: Sri Lanka v Canada, Hambantota
  4. Feb 21: Australia v Zimbabwe, Ahmedabad
  5. Feb 22: England v Netherlands, Nagpur
  6. Feb 23: Pakistan v Kenya, Hambantota
  7. Feb 24: South Africa v West Indies, New Delhi
  8. Feb 25: Australia v New Zealand, Nagpur
  9. Feb 25: Bangladesh v Ireland, Dhaka
  10. Feb 26: Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Colombo
  11. Feb 27: India v England, Kolkata
  12. Feb 28: West Indies v Netherlands, New Delhi
  13. Feb 28: Zimbabwe v Canada, Nagpur
  14. March 1: Sri Lanka v Kenya, Colombo
  15. March 2: England v Ireland, Bangalore
  16. March 3: South Africa v Netherlands, Mohali
  17. March 3: Pakistan v Canada, Colombo
  18. March 4: New Zealand v Zimbabwe, Ahmedabad
  19. March 4: Bangladesh v West Indies, Dhaka
  20. March 5: Sri Lanka v Australia, Colombo
  21. March 6: India v Ireland, Bangalore
  22. March 6: England v South Africa, Chennai
  23. March 7: Kenya v Canada, New Delhi
  24. March 8: Pakistan v New Zealand, Pallekele
  25. March 9: India v Netherlands, New Delhi
  26. March 10: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Pallekele
  27. March 11: West Indies v Ireland, Mohali
  28. March 11: Bangladesh v England, Chittagong
  29. March 12: India v South Africa, Nagpur
  30. March 13: New Zealand v Canada, Mumbai
  31. March 13: Australia v Kenya, Bangalore
  32. March 14: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, Pallekele
  33. March 14: Bangladesh v Netherlands, Chittagong
  34. March 15: South Africa v Ireland, Kolkata
  35. March 16: Australia v Canada, Bangalore
  36. March 17: England v West Indies, Chennai
  37. March 18: Sri Lanka v New Zealand, Mumbai
  38. March 18: Ireland v Netherlands, Kolkata
  39. March 19: Australia v Pakistan, Colombo
  40. March 19: Bangladesh v South Africa, Dhaka
  41. March 20: Zimbabwe v Kenya, Kolkata
  42. March 20: India v West Indies, Chennai
  43. March 23: Quarter-final, Dhaka
  44. March 24: Quarter-final, Colombo
  45. March 25: Quarter-final, Dhaka
  46. March 26: Quarter-final, Ahmedabad
  47. March 29: Semi-final, Colombo
  48. March 30: Semi-final, Mohali
  49. April 2: Final, Mumbai
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Buy online tickets for ICC Cricket World Cup - 2011


The tickets for ICC Cricket World cup 2011 are available online. The first phase of tickets for the 2011 World Cup in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh is on and are available on Kyazoonga - ICC's online ticket partner for the world cup.

In the phase I, you can buy the tickets of Group matches. The price range is different with the lowest being 20 cents. However, the tickets for semi-finals and finals of the World cup are not on sale. You can sign up for the alert to get notified when they become available.

The price of tickets for World cup 2011 has been lowered after many stadiums remained empty in 2007 world cup at West Indies. The response seems to be brilliant. Almost all of the tickets in Phase I for India's matches has been sold out.

Kyazoonga has offered a lot of options for buying tickets. Follow your team offers you to buy tickets for all the matches of your team. There are also options for "love your city" and corporate/bulk order.
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First World Cup Match Summaries


West Imdies Captain - Klaive Lyod with the trophy

  • 1st Match:
    • England v India at Lord's - Jun 7, 1975
    • England 334/4 (60/60 ov); India 132/3 (60/60 ov)
    • England won by 202 runs
  • 2nd Match:
    • East Africa v New Zealand at Birmingham - Jun 7, 1975
    • New Zealand 309/5 (60/60 ov); East Africa 128/8 (60/60 ov)
    • New Zealand won by 181 runs
  • 3rd Match:
    • Australia v Pakistan at Leeds - Jun 7, 1975
    • Australia 278/7 (60/60 ov); Pakistan 205 (53/60 ov)
    • Australia won by 73 runs
  • 4th Match:
    • Sri Lanka v West Indies at Manchester - Jun 7, 1975
    • Sri Lanka 86 (37.2/60 ov); West Indies 87/1 (20.4/60 ov)
    • West Indies won by 9 wickets (with 236 balls remaining)
  • 5th Match:
    • England v New Zealand at Nottingham - Jun 11, 1975
    • England 266/6 (60/60 ov); New Zealand 186 (60/60 ov)
    • England won by 80 runs
  • 6th Match:
    • East Africa v India at Leeds - Jun 11, 1975
    • East Africa 120 (55.3/60 ov); India 123/0 (29.5/60 ov)
    • India won by 10 wickets (with 181 balls remaining)
  • 7th Match:
    • Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 11, 1975
    • Australia 328/5 (60/60 ov); Sri Lanka 276/4 (60/60 ov)
    • Australia won by 52 runs
  • 8th Match:
    • Pakistan v West Indies at Birmingham - Jun 11, 1975
    • Pakistan 266/7 (60/60 ov); West Indies 267/9 (59.4/60 ov)
    • West Indies won by 1 wicket (with 2 balls remaining)
  • 9th Match:
    • England v East Africa at Birmingham - Jun 14, 1975
    • England 290/5 (60/60 ov); East Africa 94 (52.3/60 ov)
    • England won by 196 runs
  • 10th Match:
    • India v New Zealand at Manchester - Jun 14, 1975
    • India 230 (60/60 ov); New Zealand 233/6 (58.5/60 ov)
    • New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
  • 11th Match:
    • Australia v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 14, 1975
    • Australia 192 (53.4/60 ov); West Indies 195/3 (46/60 ov)
    • West Indies won by 7 wickets (with 84 balls remaining)
  • 12th Match: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Nottingham - Jun 14, 1975
    • Pakistan 330/6 (60/60 ov); Sri Lanka 138 (50.1/60 ov)
    • Pakistan won by 192 runs

  • 1st SF:
    • England v Australia at Leeds - Jun 18, 1975
    • England 93 (36.2/60 ov); Australia 94/6 (28.4/60 ov)
    • Australia won by 4 wickets (with 188 balls remaining)
  • 2nd SF:
    • New Zealand v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 18, 1975
    • New Zealand 158 (52.2/60 ov); West Indies 159/5 (40.1/60 ov)
    • West Indies won by 5 wickets (with 119 balls remaining)

  • Final Match:
    • Australia v West Indies at Lord's - Jun 21, 1975
    • West Indies 291/8 (60/60 ov); Australia 274 (58.4/60 ov)
    • West Indies won by 17 runs
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1975 First - Prudential World Cup Cricket

 
Prudential World Cup Trophy
 First cricket world cup (1975 Prudential Cup) was held from June 7, 1975 to June 21, 1975.

Eight countries participated in this event. Prudential Assurance Company sponsered this event, so it was Prudential Cup 1975. In beginning matches were played in two groups of 4 each. Top two teams in each group played semifinals and whose winners of semifinals played the finals match of the world cup.

West Indies and Australia were in final match. West Indies scored 291 runs lost of 8 wicket with the help of Clive Llyod 102 runs while Australia scored only 274 with help of highest score Ian Chappel 62 runs. West Indies won First Cricket world cup, 1975 (Prudential Cup) by 17 runs. Clive Llyod was the man of the match in the final match of first cricket world cup.


Winners of 1975 World Cup - West Indies team


Highlights of 1979 World Cup Cricket

  • Vivian Richards was the man of the series in the first cricket world cup, 1975.
  • Glenn Turner was the highest scorer (333 run) in the first world cup tournament.
  • Gary Gilmour was the highest wicket taker bowler (11 wickets) in the first cricket world cup, 1975.
  • Eight countries with two groups participated in this event.
    • Group - A
      • East Africa
      • England (Hosts)
      • India
      • New Zealand
    • Group - B
      • Australia
      • Pakistan
      • Sri Lanka
      • West Indies
  • Total 15 match played in this tournament.
  • The matches were played as 60 overs per team in traditional white clothing and with red balls. They
  • India won only one match against East Africa with 10 ten wickets.
  • England scored 334 runs against India, lost of 4 wickets in 60 overs with help of DL Amiss score 137 from 147 balls, it was the first century in the cricket world cup.
  • Indian legend Sunil manohar Gavaskar scored 36 runs of 174 balls in 60 overs with only one four hits in this innings.
  • West Indies was winner of First Cricket World Cup 1975.
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World Cup Cricket winners


YEARHOST NATION(s)FINAL VENUEWINNERRUNNER UP
1975EnglandLord's Cricket Ground, LondonWest IndiesAustrelia
1979EnglandLord's Cricket Ground, LondonWest IndiesEngland
1983EnglandLord's Cricket Ground, LondonIndiaWest India
1987India, PakistanEden Gardens, KolkataAustreliaEngland
1992Austrelia, New ZealandMelbourne Cricket Ground, MelbournePakistanEngland
1996EnglandGaddafi Stadium, LahoreSri LankaAustrelia
1999England, Wales, Ireland, Netherlands, ScotlandLord's Cricket Ground, LondonAustreliaPakistan
2003South Africa, Kenya, ZimbabweWanderers Stadium|Wanderers, JohannesburgAustreliaIndia
2007West IndiesKensington Oval, BridgetownAustreliaSri Lanka
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About ICC Cricket World Cup


The Cricket World Cup is the premier international championship of men's One Day International (ODI) cricket. The event is organised by the sport's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), with preliminary qualification rounds leading up to a finals tournament which is held every four years. The tournament is the world's fourth largest and most viewed porting event. According to the ICC, it is the most important tournament and the pinnacle of achievement in the sport. The first Cricket World Cup contest was organised in England in 1975. A separate Women's Cricket World Cup has been held every four years since 1973.

The finals of the Cricket World Cup are contested by all ten Test-playing and ODI-playing nations, together with other nations that qualify through the World Cup Qualifier. Australia has been the most successful of the five teams to have won the tournament, taking four titles. The West Indies have won twice, while India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka have each won once.

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History of the Cricket

The first ever international cricket match was played between Canada and the United States, on the 24 and 25 September 1844. However, the first credited Test match was played in 1877 between Australia and England.

Cricket was also included as an Olympic sport at the 1900 Paris Games, where Great Britain defeated France to win the gold medal. This was the only appearance of cricket at the Summer Olympics.

The first multilateral competition at international level was the 1912 Triangular Tournament, a Test cricket tournament played in England between all three Test-playing nations at the time: England, Australia and South Africa. The event was not a success: the summer was exceptionally wet, making play difficult on damp uncovered pitches, and attendances were poor, attributed to a surfeit of cricket.

The number of nations playing Test cricket increased gradually over the years, with the addition of West Indies in 1928, New Zealand in 1930, India in 1932, and Pakistan in 1952, but international cricket continued to be played as bilateral Test matches over three, four or five days.

In the early 1960s, English county cricket teams began playing a shortened version of cricket which only lasted for one day. Starting in 1962 with a four-team knockout competition known as the Midlands Knock-Out Cup, and continuing with the inaugural Gillette Cup in 1963, one-day cricket grew in popularity in England. A national Sunday League was formed in 1969.

The first One-Day International event was played on the fifth day of a rain-aborted Test match between England and Australia at Melbourne in 1971, to fill the time available and as compensation for the frustrated crowd. It was a forty over match with eight balls per over.

The success and popularity of the domestic one-day competitions in England and other parts of the world, as well as the early One-Day Internationals, prompted the ICC to consider organising a Cricket World Cup.

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