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My First World Cup

'We didn't know what the World Cup was'

Nov 6, 2014: Javed Miandad was not yet 18 when he was picked for the 1975 World Cup, and he made his ODI debut in perhaps the most thrilling game of the tournament

Men of the Finals

Supercat turns it on

Nov 5, 2014: When Clive Lloyd took the biggest stage by storm, in the title match of the first tournament

World Cup No. 1: the big story

How the World Cup came to be

Nov 5, 2014: Cricket was a latecomer to global tournaments, and the first one came to be largely because the game was not financially strong

Rob Steen

1975

First among equals

Nov 1, 2014: The inaugural World Cup saw teams treat the infant format like truncated Tests

4

The deadly arm of Viv Richards

Oct 30, 2014: Ian Chappell and two of his team-mates took on Viv Richards the fielder in the 1975 World Cup final, and lost

Martin Williamson

3

Gilmour cooks England's goose

Oct 30, 2014: England were wary of Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson going into the semi-final of the 1975 tournament, but they were swung out by a 23-year-old rookie

2

Little man takes apart big man

Oct 30, 2014: When Alvin Kallicharran, only 5'4", bareheaded, and with his shirt unbuttoned halfway down, decided to meet fire with fire against Dennis Lillee

1

Murray and Roberts stun Pakistan in first thriller

Oct 30, 2014: An unbeaten 64-run tenth-wicket stand between Deryck Murray and Andy Roberts was a fitting finish to the first World Cup nailbiter

Greatest Teams

One-day giants

Dec 1, 2011: Five one-day international sides that have left a lasting mark on the game

George Dobell

1975

Sunny's World Cup go-slow

Feb 12, 2011: The first World Cup match was an occasion tarnished by the most bizarre of innings from Sunil Gavaskar

Martin Williamson

The 1975 World Cup

The start of something special

Jan 25, 2011: The first World Cup final, one in which Australia and West Indies were brimming with star players, was a terrific day's cricket which continued well into a suitably sunlit evening

Ivo Tennant

No. 26

The first World Cup

Jul 10, 2010: Four years after the birth of ODIs, the format was given validation by what was perhaps the boldest and most ambitious innovation since the legislation of overarm bowling

Rahul Bhattacharya

No. 7

Richards runs out three

Feb 1, 2009: The King makes Lord's gape in the first World Cup final - and this time he doesn't have to use the bat

Steven Lynch

Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup 1975

Hits of the seventies

Jan 30, 2009: Duleep Mendis and Sunil Wettimuny look back on the time Jeff Thomson sent them both to hospital

Sriram Veera

No. 6

Roberts and Murray stand tall

Jan 25, 2009: Two West Indians in England set a school back home alight

Fazeer Mohammed

Great Moments

They think it's all over ... it isn't!

Feb 15, 2007: A sea of humanity invades Lord's and Dickie Bird loses his hat in the chaos

Martin Williamson

Top Performances

The Murray-Roberts heist

Feb 12, 2007: A 64-run last-wicket stand was a fitting finish to the first-ever bonafide World Cup thriller

Nagraj Gollapudi

Top Performances

Gilmour's one-man show

Feb 12, 2007: When England were blown away by a newbie

Martin Williamson

Top Performances

The little artist takes Lillee to task

Feb 11, 2007: The 5ft 4in Alvin Kallicharran took on a fired-up Dennis Lillee and won the battle in style

Martin Williamson

Great Moments

'Never run off a misfield'

Feb 11, 2007: When Ian Chappell took on Viv Richards and lost

Martin Williamson
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Tournament Results
Australia v West Indies at Lord's - Jun 21, 1975
West Indies won by 17 runs
England v Australia at Leeds - Jun 18, 1975
Australia won by 4 wickets (with 188 balls remaining)
New Zealand v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 18, 1975
West Indies won by 5 wickets (with 119 balls remaining)
Australia v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 14, 1975
West Indies won by 7 wickets (with 84 balls remaining)
England v East Africa at Birmingham - Jun 14, 1975
England won by 196 runs
India v New Zealand at Manchester - Jun 14, 1975
New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Nottingham - Jun 14, 1975
Pakistan won by 192 runs
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