Winner - West Indies

When Willis batted and Boycs bowled

In a closely fought World Cup game against Pakistan in 1979, two of England's star players did a Freaky Friday to take their side to victory

How the World Cup became a commercial hit

The relatively modest sums from the first three World Cups were overshadowed by the sale of TV rights in subsequent editions

I saw Richards in his prime

Watching Garner, Richards and King punish England left a young fan awestruck at Lord's

Points Table

Group A

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts RR
England 3 3 0 0 0 12 3.066
Pakistan 3 2 1 0 0 8 3.602
Australia 3 1 2 0 0 4 3.164
Canada 3 0 3 0 0 0 1.606

Group B

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts RR
West Indies 3 2 0 0 1 10 3.928
New Zealand 3 2 1 0 0 8 3.553
Sri Lanka 3 1 1 0 1 6 3.558
India 3 0 3 0 0 0 3.128

Statistics

Prudential World Cup, 1979 (in England ODIs)

One-Day Internationals

Allan Border watches the game
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Collis King on his way to 86 in the final
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Collis King on his way to 86 in the final
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Spectators run onto the field after West Indies' victory
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Mike Brearley looks on
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West Indian delight at Lord's
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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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