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25 June 1983: India crowned World Champions

25 June 1983: Kapil’s devils conquer Lord’s



25 June 1983: India crowned World Champions (© Live Images)
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25th June, 1983 – Playing against arguably the world's best bowling attack, Kapil Dev’s men did the impossible. Considered as underdogs in the tournament, not many had expected this team to get past the group stage, let alone winning the cup. Andy Roberts, Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding and Larry Gomes ripped apart the famed Indian batting line-up, restricting them to a paltry 183. The Indian bowling then took the world by surprise, annihilating the strong Windies batting. The defending champions were brought down to 76/6 in no time. Jeff Dujon and Malcolm Marshall offered some resistance but once the duo was dismissed, by Mohinder Amarnath, the Indian team was within sniffing distance of dethroning the two-time champions and winning their maiden World Cup.  

Click on to see some rare and exclusive images from India's 1983 World Cup victory

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