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World Cup Victory 1983



The World Cup victory of India on the mighty West Indies in the year 1983 is referred to as the defining moment in the history of Indian cricket. It was under the energetic captaincy of the great Kapil Dev. The intentions were crystal clear by surprising the favourite West Indies players in the opening campaign. Madan Lal played a pivotal role in the next match, where India flayed Zimbabwe. Just two days after this, India was thrashed out by 162 runs from Australia. In the final game, India was all out for 183 in front of the pace attack by the West Indies. In their turn, the West Indies crumpled and lost by 43 runs. The Indian victory was epitomized by a wonderful catch by Kapil Dev who ran 20 yards.
 
 
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