Cricket World Cup 1983. Classic matches and memorable performances. Excerpts from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘The Big Book of World Cup Cricket’

Yash Pal Sharma

The champions slump to first World Cup defeat

Duncan Fletcher

First-timers pull off a shock win

Jeremy Coney

Kiwis snatch dramatic win over England off the penultimate delivery

David Houghton

Hurricane Houghton wreaks mayhem on Australia

Winston Davis

Winston Davis’ astonishing spell destroys Australia

Kapil Dev

Fantasy knock by Kapil Dev halts inspired Zimbabwe charge

Asantha de Mel

Inspired Asantha de Mel carries the day for Sri Lanka in a shattering Kiwi defeat

Mohinder Amarnath

A thrilling triumph for the underdogs

“Our 1983 team had self-belief,” said Kapil Dev. Interview

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The Big Book of World Cup Cricket 1975-2011

Published in India by Sporting Links

ISBN 978-81-901668-4-3 Available on Amazon at an attractive price

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