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Prudential World Cup 1975 - A statistical survey

Mohandas Menon | December 28, 2002

Who shrunk Test cricket

1975. A historic year for cricket -- for that year produced the first ever World Championship tournament in the game's history, albeit in the one day, and not the traditional, version.

What follows, is the statistical history of the first ever World Cup -- and within those figures, lies a tale of superlative cricketing performances, of highs and lows, of agonies and ecstasies that culminated with the West Indies climbing the pinnacle.

SUMMARY OF MATCHES

CountriesMatches PlayedWonLostNo ResultSemi FinalRunner UpWinner
West Indies55----1
Australia532--1-
England431-1--
New Zealand422-1--
Pakistan312----
India312----
Sri Lanka3-3----
East Africa3-3----

HIGHEST TEAM TOTALS

ScoreOversMatchVenueDate
334-4(60 overs)England v IndiaLord's07-06-75
330-6(60 overs)Pakistan v Sri LankaNottingham14-06-75
328-5(60 overs)Australia v Sri LankaThe Oval11-06-75

HIGHEST TEAM AGGREGATES

ScoreOversMatchVenueDate
604-9(120 overs)Aust (328-5) vs S Lanka (276-4)The Oval11-06-75

LOWEST COMPLETED TEAM TOTALS

ScoreOversMatchVenueDate
86(37.2 overs)Sri Lanka v West IndiesManchester07-06-75
93(36.2overs)England v AustraliaLeeds18-09-75
94(52.3 overs)East Africa v EnglandBirmingham14-06-75

LOWEST MATCH AGGREGATES

ScoreOversMatchVenueDate
173-11(58 overs)S Lanka (86) v W Indies (87-1)Manchester07-06-75
187-16(65 overs)Eng (93) v Aus (94-6)Leeds18-09-75

INDIVIDUAL HUNDREDS (6)

BatsmenMatchVenueDateScore
GM TurnerNew Zealand v East AfricaBirmingham07-06-75171*
DL AmissEngland v IndiaLord's07-06-75137
KWR FletcherEngland v New ZealandNottingham11-06-75131
GM TurnerNew Zealand v IndiaManchester14-06-75114*
CH LloydWest Indies v AustraliaLord's14-06-75102
A TurnerAustralia v Sri LankaThe Oval11-06-75101

HIGHEST RUN AGGREGATES

PlayerMatchesInsNoRunsHSAvg10050
GM Turner442333171*166.502-
DL Amiss44-24313760.7511
Majid Khan33-2098469.67-3
KWR Fletcher43-20713169.0011
A Turner55-20110140.201-

CENTURY PARTNERSHIPS FOR EACH WICKET (10)

1st wkt (4)

RunsPlayersMatchVenueDate
182RB McCosker (73) / A Turner (101)Aus v SLThe Oval11-06-75
159Sadiq Mohd (74) / Majid Khan (84)Pak v SLNottingham14-06-75
158B Wood (77) / DL Amiss (88)Eng v EABirmingham14-06-75
123*SM Gavaskar (65*) / FM Engineer (54*)Ind v EALeeds11-06-75

2nd wkt (3)

RunsPlayersMatchVenueDate
176DL Amiss (137) / KWR Fletcher (68)Eng v IndLord's07-06-75
125CG Greenidge (55) / AI Kallicharran (72)WI v NZThe Oval18-06-75
124RC Fredericks (58) / AI Kallicharran (78)WI v AusThe Oval14-06-75

3rd wkt (1)

RunsPlayersMatchVenueDate
149GM Turner (171) / JM Parker (66)NZ v EABirmingham07-06-75
Although 162 runs were added for the 3rd wicket (against Australia at The Oval on 11-6-75) involved four Sri Lankan batsmen

4th wkt (2)

RunsPlayersMatchVenueDate
149RB Kanhai (55) / CH Lloyd (102)WI v AusLord's21-06-75
117GS Chappell (50) / KD Walters (59)Aus v SLThe Oval11-06-75

5th wkt (Best)

RunsPlayersMatchVenueDate
89*MH Denness (37*) / CM Old (51*)Eng v IndLord's07-06-75

6th wkt (Best)

RunsPlayersMatchVenueDate
99R Edwards (58) / RW Marsh (52*)Aus v WIThe Oval14-06-75

7th wkt (Best)

RunsPlayersMatchVenueDate
55*KD Walters (20*) / GJ Gilmour (28*)Aus v EngLeeds18-06-75

8th wkt (Best)

RunsPlayersMatchVenueDate
48DR Hadlee (20) / BJ McKechnie (27)NZ v EngNottingham11-06-75

9th wkt (Best)

RunsPlayersMatchVenueDate
69S Abid Ali (70) / S Venkataraghavan (26*)Ind v NZManchester14-06-75

10th wkt (Best)

RunsPlayersMatchVenueDate
64*DL Murray (61*) / AME Roberts (24*)WI v Pak Birmingham11-06-75

FOUR OR MORE WICKETS IN A MATCH (9)

AnalysisBowlerMatchVenueDate
6-14GJ Gilmour (1)Australia v EnglandLeeds18-06-75
5-34DK LilleeAustralia v PakistanLeeds07-06-75
5-48GJ Gilmour (2)Australia v West IndiesLord's21-06-75
4-11JA SnowEngland v East AfricaBirmingham14-06-75
4-20BD Julien (1)West Indies v Sri LankaManchester07-06-75
4-27BD Julien (2)West Indies v New ZealandThe Oval18-06-75
4-44Sarfraz NawazPakistan v West IndiesBimingham11-06-75
4-45AW GreigEngland v New ZealandNottingham11-06-75
4-50KD BoyceWest Indies v AustraliaLord's21-06-75

HIGHEST WICKET AGGREGATES

PlayerCountryMatchesOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverage4 wicketsBest
GJ GilmourAus224862115.6426-14
BD JulienWI560111771017.7024-20
KD BoyceWI55231851018.5014-50

MOST DISMISSALS IN A MATCH

DismissalsWicketkeeperMatchVenueDate
4 (4ct)DL Murray (1)West Indies v Sri LankaManchester07-06-75
3 (3ct)RW Marsh (1)Australia v PakistanLeeds07-06-75
3 (3ct)Wasim BariPakistan v West IndiesBirmingham11-06-75
3 (3ct)DL Murray (2)West Indies v AustraliaThe Oval14-06-75
3 (3ct)RW Marsh (2)Australia v West IndiesLord's21-06-75

LEADING WICKETKEEPERS

PlayerCountryMatchesDismissalsCatchesstumpings
RW MarshAustralia51091
DL MurrayWest Indies5990

MOST CATCHES BY A FIELDER IN A MATCH

CatchesplayerMatchVenueDate
3CH LloydWest Indies v Sri LankaManchester07-06-75

LEADING FIELDERS

NameCountryMatchesCatches
CH LloydWest Indies54

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