Wednesday, 25 June 2008

25 years on from India's game-changing victory

Today marks the 25th anniversary of India's incredible victory over West Indies in the 1983 World Cup final at Lords. The immensely unexpected win defending an apparently meagre 183 ignited India's love of one-day international cricket, whose virtues received timely confirmaion today with New Zealand's pulsating last-ball triumph over England.

Perhaps future cricket historians will look upon the era of cricket beginning with India's World Cup win as ending with their World Twenty20 triumph 24 years later, but hopefully all three formats of the game will be able to coexist.

That is for another day. For now, relive the amaizng tournament with Nick's 1983 World Cup tournament review.

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