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One-day giants

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Hendrick swings it for England

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Big Bird sinks England

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Great Moments

A fitting final act

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King puts Richards in the shade

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Lloyd's lucky drop

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The 1979 World Cup in England

West Indies retain their title

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Winners: West Indies

The Prudential World Cup 1979

1980: The second World Cup, officially called The Prudential Cup, proved, like the first in 1975, a great success, and again West Indies carried off the title

Prudential World Cup 1979, final

ENGLAND v WEST INDIES

1980: West Indies won by 92 runs and so retained the Prudential Cup and the title of world champions which they first won in 1975

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Prudential World Cup 1979, second semi-final

WEST INDIES v PAKISTAN

1980: At The Oval, June 20

Prudential World Cup 1979, first semi-final

Fight to the final

1980: At Manchester, June 20

Prudential World Cup 1979, fifth Group B match

INDIA v SRI LANKA

1980: At Manchester, June 16, 18

Prudential World Cup 1979, fifth Group A match

AUSTRALIA v CANADA

1980: At Birmingham, June 16

Prudential World Cup 1979, sixth Group B match

WEST INDIES v NEW ZEALAND

1980: At Nottingham, June 16

Prudential World Cup 1979, sixth Group A match

ENGLAND v PAKISTAN

1980: At Leeds, June 16

Prudential World Cup 1979, third Group B match

NEW ZEALAND v INDIA

1980: At Leeds, June 13

Prudential World Cup 1979, third Group A match

AUSTRALIA v PAKISTAN

1980: At Nottingham, June 13, 14

Prudential World Cup 1979, fourth Group A match

ENGLAND v CANADA

1980: At Manchester, June 13, 14

Prudential World Cup 1979, second Group B match

NEW ZEALAND v SRI LANKA

1980: At Nottingham, June 9

Prudential World Cup 1979, second Group A match

PAKISTAN v CANADA

1980: At Leeds, June 9

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Tournament Results
England v West Indies at Lord's - Jun 23, 1979
West Indies won by 92 runs
England v New Zealand at Manchester - Jun 20, 1979
England won by 9 runs
Pakistan v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 20, 1979
West Indies won by 43 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Manchester - Jun 16-18, 1979
Sri Lanka won by 47 runs
Australia v Canada at Birmingham - Jun 16, 1979
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 204 balls remaining)
England v Pakistan at Leeds - Jun 16, 1979
England won by 14 runs
New Zealand v West Indies at Nottingham - Jun 16, 1979
West Indies won by 32 runs
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