1983 Cricket World Cup History

Format

The format of the 1983 World Cup was 2 groups of four teams, each team playing each other twice. The top two teams from each group then advanced to the semi finals with the winners further advancing to the finals. Every game was of 60 overs with all day matches.

Participants

The following 8 teams qualified for the final tournament (7 full ICC members including recently appointed full member Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe who qualified by winning the 1982 ICC Trophy).

Group A Group B
 England  West Indies
 Pakistan  India
 New Zealand  Australia
 Sri Lanka  Zimbabwe

Group A

Main article: 1983 Cricket World Cup Group A
Team Pts Pld W L NR RR
 England 20 6 5 1 0 4.671
 Pakistan 12 6 3 3 0 4.014
 New Zealand 12 6 3 3 0 3.927
 Sri Lanka 4 6 1 5 0 3.752
9 June 1983
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England 
322/6 (60 overs)
v
 New Zealand
216 (59 overs)
 England won by 106 runs
The Oval, London, England
9 June 1983
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Pakistan 
338/5 (60 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
288/9 (60 overs)
 Pakistan won by 50 runs
St Helen’s, Swansea, Wales
11 June 1983
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England 
333/9 (60 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
286 (58 overs)
 England won by 47 runs
County Ground, Taunton, England
11 June 1983
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New Zealand 
238/9 (60 overs)
v
 Pakistan
186 (55.2 overs)
 New Zealand won by 52 runs
Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
13 June 1983
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Pakistan 
193/8 (60 overs)
v
 England
199/2 (50.4 overs)
 England won by 8 wickets
Lord’s, London, England
13 June 1983
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Sri Lanka 
206 (56.1 overs)
v
 New Zealand
209/5 (39.2 overs)
 New Zealand won by 5 wickets
County Ground, Bristol, England
15 June 1983
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England 
234 (55.2 overs)
v
 New Zealand
238/8 (59.5 overs)
 New Zealand won by 2 wickets
Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
16 June 1983
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Pakistan 
235/7 (60 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
224 (58.3 overs)
 Pakistan won by 11 runs
Headingley, Leeds, England
18 June 1983
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Pakistan 
232/8 (60 overs)
v
 England
233/3 (57.2 overs)
 England won by 7 wickets
Old Trafford, Manchester, England
18 June 1983
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New Zealand 
181 (58.2 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
184/7 (52.5 overs)
 Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets
County Ground, Derby, England
20 June 1983
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Sri Lanka 
136 (50.4 overs)
v
 England
137/1 (24.1 overs)
 England won by 9 wickets
Headingley, Leeds, England
20 June 1983
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Pakistan 
261/3 (60 overs)
v
 New Zealand
250 (59.1 overs)
 Pakistan won by 11 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England

Group B

Main article: 1983 Cricket World Cup Group B
Team Pts Pld W L NR RR
 West Indies 20 6 5 1 0 4.308
 India 16 6 4 2 0 3.870
 Australia 8 6 2 4 0 3.808
 Zimbabwe 4 6 1 5 0 3.492
9 June 1983
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Zimbabwe 
239/6 (60 overs)
v
 Australia
226/7 (60 overs)
 Zimbabwe won by 13 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England
9 June 1983
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India 
262/8 (60 overs)
v
 West Indies
228 (54.1 overs)
 India won by 34 runs
Old Trafford, Manchester, England
11 June 1983
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West Indies 
252/9 (60 overs)
v
 Australia
151 (30.3 overs)
 West Indies won by 101 runs
Headingley, Leeds, England
11 June 1983
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Zimbabwe 
155 (51.4 overs)
v
 India
157/5 (37.3 overs)
 India won by 5 wickets
Grace Road, Leicester, England
13 June 1983
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Australia 
320/9 (60 overs)
v
 India
158 (37.5 overs)
 Australia won by 162 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England
13 June 1983
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Zimbabwe 
217/7 (60 overs)
v
 West Indies
218/2 (48.3 overs)
 West Indies won by 8 wickets
New Road, Worcester, England
15 June 1983
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West Indies 
282/9 (60 overs)
v
 India
216 (53.1 overs)
 West Indies won by 66 runs
The Oval, London, England
16 June 1983
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Australia 
272/7 (60 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe
240 (59.5 overs)
 Australia won by 32 runs
County Ground, Southampton, England
18 June 1983
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Australia 
273/6 (60 overs)
v
 West Indies
276/3 (57.5 overs)
 West Indies won by 7 wickets
Lord’s, London, England
18 June 1983
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India 
266/8 (60 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe
235 (57 overs)
 India won by 31 runs
Nevill Ground, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
20 June 1983
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India 
247 (55.5 overs)
v
 Australia
129 (38.2 overs)
 India won by 118 runs
County Ground, Chelmsford, England
20 June 1983
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Zimbabwe 
171 (60 overs)
v
 West Indies
172/0 (45.1 overs)
 West Indies won by 10 wickets
Edgbaston, Birmingham, England

Knockout stage

Main article: 1983 Cricket World Cup knockout stage
Semi-finals Final
22 June – Old Trafford, Manchester
  England 213
  India 217/4
25 June – Lord’s, London
  India 183
  West Indies 140
22 June – The Oval, London
  Pakistan 184/8
  West Indies 188/2

Semi-finals

22 June 1983
scorecard
England 
213 (60 overs)
v
 India
217/4 (54.4 overs)
 India won by 6 wickets
Old Trafford, Manchester,
Attendance: 19,961

In the first semi-final, at Old Trafford on 22 June, England won the toss and batted first. The English batsmen mistimed many balls and used the bat’s edge frequently, as the restrictive Indian bowling led England to score 213 (all out, 60 overs).Graeme Fowler (33 from 59 balls, 3 fours) top scored, and Kapil Dev took 3 for 35 in eleven overs, with Mohinder Amarnathand Roger Binny taking two wickets each. In reply, Yashpal Sharma (61 from 115 balls, 3 fours, 2 sixes) and Sandeep Patil(51 from 32 balls, 8 fours) made half-centuries, as India reached their target in 54.4 overs, winning by 6 wickets in a classic victory over the previous tournament’s runner-ups. Mohinder Amarnath (46 from 92 balls, 4 fours, 1 six) picked up the man-of-the-match award for his all round performance, which saw him add 46 runs to his earlier bowling success (2/27 in 12 overs).[1]

22 June 1983
scorecard
Pakistan 
184/8 (60 overs)
v
 West Indies
188/2 (48.4 overs)
 West Indies won by 8 wickets
The Oval, London,
Attendance: 20,054

The second semi-final, between Pakistan and the West Indies, was staged at The Oval on the same day. West Indies won the toss and inserted Pakistan, whom they restricted to just 184 (8 wickets, 60 overs). Mohsin Khan (70 from 176 balls, 1 four) fought his way past 50 against the superb West Indies Bowling (he was the only Pakistani batsman to reach 50).Malcolm Marshall (3-28) and Andy Roberts (2-25) starred with the ball. The West Indies innings was based around a superb innings by Viv Richards (80 from 96 balls, 11 fours, 1 six), who took the man-of-the-match award, and an unbeaten half-century by Larry Gomes (50 from 100 balls, 3 fours) as the defending champions reached their target for the loss of just two wickets.[2]

Final

Main article: 1983 Cricket World Cup Final
25 June 1983
scorecard
India 
183 (54.4 overs)
v
 West Indies
140 (52 overs)
 India won by 43 runs
Lord’s, London,
Attendance: 30,000

In the final, India lost the toss and were asked to bat first against a West Indies team that arguably boasted the world’s best bowling attack[citation needed]. Only Krishnamachari Srikkanth (38 from 57 balls) and Mohinder Amarnath (26 from 80 balls) put up any significant resistance as Roberts, Marshall, Joel Garner and Michael Holding ripped through the Indian batsmen, ably supported by Gomes. Surprising resistance by the tail allowed India to compile 183 (all out, 54.4 overs).When Indian chips were down Kapil Dev said “Team if this is not a winning total its definitely a fighting total” One of the popular quotes of all time. However, the Indian bowling exploited the weather and pitch conditions perfectly to bowl out the best batting lineup of the era for 140 from 52 overs in return, winning by 43 runs and completing one of the most stunning upsets in cricket history. Amarnath and Madan Lal (3-31) each took three wickets, and one memorable moment was the sight of Kapil Devrunning a great distance (about 18-20 yards) to take a catch to dismiss Richards, the West Indies top scorer with 33 from 28 balls. Amarnath was the most economical bowler, conceding just 12 runs from his seven overs while taking 3 wickets, and was once again awarded the Man of the Match award for his all-round performance.[3] There was no ‘Man of the Series’ awarded in 1983.