Winner - West Indies

Forgotten Classics

The hold-up at Headingley

Mike Hendricks' nagging seam bowling helped England defend a low total against a powerful Pakistan line-up in the 1979 World Cup

World Cup No. 2: the big story

ODI cricket's Year Zero

The 1979 World Cup was played in the immediate aftermath of the Packer revolution, when administrators had been awakened to the market potential of ODI cricket

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

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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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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Viv Richards pulls
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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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