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The West Indies won the first World Cup (1975), winning the final by how much?

The West Indies won the first World Cup (1975), winning the final by how much?The final of the 1975 Cricket World Cup was played in Lord’s, London on June 21. The match was finally won by West Indies. They defeated Australia by 17 runs to lift the first ever World Cup trophy under their great captain Clive Lloyd.

In the final, the West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs, after an accomplished innings from captain Clive Lloyd (102 from 85 balls, 12 fours, 2 sixes). The Australian innings was marked by top-order batsmen being run out when going for runs after misfield. A total of five of their team were run out, three by Vivian Richards. There was no ‘Man of the Series’ awarded in 1975.

The West Indies scored 8/291 and Australia were all out for 274. Gary Gilmour took 5-48 in the West Indies innings, including the wicket of Clive Lloyd, West Indies captain and century-maker.

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