India Won the 1983 World Cup by Defending 183 Runs

The 1983 Cricket World Cup was the third edition of the Cricket World Cup. It was held in England and Wales from 9 to 25 June 1983 and India won. The event was attended by eight countries. The 1983 World Cup was full of dramatic cricket throughout the tournament. Teams like India and Zimbabwe that did not play well at the time won against the West Indies and Australia respectively. England, Pakistan, India and tournament favorites West Indies have qualified for the semifinals. The opening match was played in two groups of four teams, and each country played the other two times in its group. The top two teams from each group qualified for the semi-finals.

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In the final, India beat West Indies by 43 runs. Windies won the toss and elected to bowl first. The Kapil Dev-led team managed just 13 runs as Andy Roberts took three wickets while Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding and Larry Gomes picked up two wickets each.

Soon, the Caribbean team was /// to and India was picked to win the title from there. Mohinder Amarnath took the final wicket of Michael Holding and helped India win its first World Cup title.