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Sachin Tendulkar, World Cup winner, gets a victory lap around his home ground

India win their second title

Twenty-eight years after they first took the title, India did it again, this time at home

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Australia again: Waugh and Co get their team their second World Cup title

1999

The greatest one-dayer and other tales

The confusion of the league stage was all but forgotten by the time the last ball was bowled in the semi-final at Edgbaston

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The Sri Lankans win their first World Cup

1996

The pinch-hitting Cup

A shambolic opening ceremony, security-related boycotts, and a semi-final won by default

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Australian team after winning the World Cup

1987

Going subcontinental

The fourth World Cup saw the beginning of Australian dominance

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Indian fans celebrate the win

1983

The big upset

No one, including the Indians, thought India would beat West Indies to the title

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Richards cuts loose in the final

1979

The Richards Cup

The second World Cup featured the overwhelming influence of a certain West Indian

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West Indies fans celebrate the fall of a wicket during a game in the first World Cup

1975

First among equals

The inaugural World Cup saw teams treat the infant format like truncated Tests