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Viv Richards, in the 1979 World Cup final

Men of the Finals

Viv delivers the goods

Richards played second fiddle to Collis King for a while during the 1979 final, but his was the pivotal contribution

Catch of the century: Kapil Dev gets Viv Richards

Kapil gets Viv

The catch in the 1983 final that brought down a titan, and made Indian cricket's most unlikely achievement possible

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Viv Richards in his pomp

King Viv flays the Sri Lankans

It was just Sri Lanka's bad luck that they ran into a West Indies side smarting from a loss to England, and Viv Richards at his vintage best

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Viv Richards and Collis King have a mid-pitch discussion

King leaves Richards in the shade

West Indies were struggling at 99 for 4 in the 1979 final when their last front-line batsman came in and set the roof on fire

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Viv Richards drives on his way to 80

'That shot is my invention'

Richards' manufactured flick for six off Hendrick's final delivery in 1979 was the perfect finishing touch for West Indies