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Greatest Teams

One-day giants

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

George Dobell


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

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

A new World Cup is born!

Jan 23, 2003: THE initial reaction on looking back at my original assessment of the inaugural World Cup was to cringe at its hyperbole

Tony Cozier

Lloyd leads West Indies to a famous win - 1975

Jan 21, 2003: The enormous popularity of the Gillette Cup, a limited-overs competition introduced in 1963 to inject some enthusiasm in the game in England where the county championship was on the rocks thanks chiefly to falling attendances, did not in any way mean

Partab Ramchand

Prominent Auckland and national administrator dies

Oct 24, 2000: Former New Zealand and Auckland cricket administrator Ken Deas died in Auckland on Friday

Lynn McConnell

Doig confident 10-year plan will be accepted

Oct 18, 2000: Good news on the playing front in Nairobi was tempered on the administration side for New Zealand Cricket chief executive Christopher Doig

Lynn McConnell

ICC KnockOut win ranks highest among Kiwi ODI matches

Oct 16, 2000: It's been a long time coming, but New Zealand has finally managed to win an international one-day tournament

Lynn McConnell

The Prudential World Cup final, 1975


1976: Clive Lloyd's century inspired his side to victory in the first World Cup, at a sun-drenched Lord's in 1975

Norman Preston

The Prudential World Cup 1975, second semi-final


1976: At The Oval, June 18

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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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