Prudential World Cup 1983

Winner - India

World Cup No. 3: the big story

The summer it all changed

The 1983 World Cup was a journey of self-discovery not just for India, but for a sportswriter whose career gamble was vindicated after the final

Men of the Finals

The joker in the pack

Unassuming, undemonstrative Jimmy turned the 1983 semi-final and final India's way

Fringe Benefits: John Traicos

Zimbabwe's understated supporting actor

Journeyman John Traicos played effective roles in the country's memorable World Cup wins in 1983 and 1992

Points Table

Group A

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts RR
England 6 5 1 0 0 20 4.671
Pakistan 6 3 3 0 0 12 4.014
New Zealand 6 3 3 0 0 12 3.927
Sri Lanka 6 1 5 0 0 4 3.752

Group B

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts RR
West Indies 6 5 1 0 0 20 4.308
India 6 4 2 0 0 16 3.870
Australia 6 2 4 0 0 8 3.808
Zimbabwe 6 1 5 0 0 4 3.492

Statistics

Prudential World Cup, 1983 (in England ODIs)

One-Day Internationals

Sharad Pawar, India's Sports Minister Manohar Singh Gill and Kapil Dev pose with the trophy
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Sunil Gavaskar looks on as Kapil Dev speaks at a World Cup 83 felicitation
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Sunil Gavaskar, Kris Srikkanth and others mess about at a felicitation ceremony
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The 1983 World Cup-winning Indian side poses with various dignitaries
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Kapil Dev addresses the media
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Sunil Gavaskar at a function celebrating the silver jubilee of the 1983 World Cup win
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Tournament Results
India v West Indies at Lord's - Jun 25, 1983
India won by 43 runs
England v India at Manchester - Jun 22, 1983
India won by 6 wickets (with 32 balls remaining)
Pakistan v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 22, 1983
West Indies won by 8 wickets (with 68 balls remaining)
Australia v India at Chelmsford - Jun 20, 1983
India won by 118 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Leeds - Jun 20, 1983
England won by 9 wickets (with 215 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Pakistan at Nottingham - Jun 20, 1983
Pakistan won by 11 runs
West Indies v Zimbabwe at Birmingham - Jun 20, 1983
West Indies won by 10 wickets (with 89 balls remaining)
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