Video: 1983 World Cup final highlights
Video highlights of the World Cup final in 1983 as the then invincible West Indian team team was shocked by Kapil Dev-lead India.
The 1975 and 1979 World Cups showed why the West Indies were the dominant team of that era. And it was widely expected that the West Indies would make it a hat-trick of World Cups triumphs in 1983. Only Kim Hughes labelled India as ‘dark horses.’ That nobody quite expected India to win probably helped the side to play without pressure.
The 1983 ICC Cricket World Cup (also known as Prudential World Cup) was the third edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup tournament. It was held from 9 June to 25 June 1983 in England and was won by India. Eight countries participated in the event.
The preliminary matches were played in two groups of four teams each, and each country played the others in its group twice. The top two teams in each group qualified for the semi-finals.