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Pakistan in England 2016

From 334 to 444: the rise of the highest ODI total

Sep 1, 2016: In every decade since the 1970s, teams have set new records for ODI totals, breaching the 300-run and then the 400-run mark.

Andrew McGlashan


The birth of the World Cup

Jan 31, 2015: The low-key launch of the tournament in 1975

Martin Williamson


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 in England

West Indies victory heralds a new era

Oct 25, 2006: A summary of the 1975 World Cup in England

July 1975

Indian mysticism defies explanation

May 12, 2004: The inaugural World Cup started on June 7, 1975, but India failed to enter into the party spirit

The Prudential World Cup 1975, first Group A match


1976: With Amiss in his best form and admirably supported by Fletcher, England ran up the highest score in this country for a 60-over match, although later in the summer it was beaten by Hampshire in the Gillette Cup

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