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England 1979 Cricket World Cup Results


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The second edition of the World Cup Cricket was held in England. Eight teams participated in the event. The matches consisted of 60 overs. The various venues in England hosted the 15 matches played in the tournament.
Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds, Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, County Cricket Ground at Edgbaston in Birmingham, Trent Bridge in Nottingham and Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester were the main venues of the matches.

It was the final match of Pakistani players Majid Khan and Asif Iqbal and the first match of Boycott and Brearley, Old and Taylor of England and the West Indies players Greenidge and Haynes. Canada did not participate in the tournament for the next 24 years. It reappeared in Cricket World Cup 2003.

CG Greenidge of West Indies hit 253 runs and set the record for the highest run-scorer. Hendrick of England took 10 wickets and became the Highest wicket-taker and Asif Iqbal, the wicket keeper of Pakistan took 4 catches and set the record for the player to take most number of catches.

The finals of the tournament held at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London was a witness to the victory of West Indies in their match against the host team England.

Group A
June 9, 1979Australia
159/9 (60 overs)
v England
160/4 (47.1 overs)
England won by 6 wickets
Lord's, London
June 9, 1979Canada
139/9 (60 overs)
v Pakistan
140/2 (40.1 overs)
Pakistan won by 8 wickets
Headingley, Leeds
June 14, 1979Pakistan
286/7 (60 overs)
v Australia
197 all out (57.1 overs)
Pakistan won by 89 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
June 14, 1979Canada
45 all out (40.3 overs)
v England
46/2 (13.5 overs)
England won by 8 wickets
Old Trafford, Manchester
June 16, 1979Canada
105 all out (33.2 overs)
v Australia
106/3 (26 overs)
Australia won by 7 wickets
Edgbaston, Birmingham
June 16, 1979England
165/9 (60 overs)
v Pakistan
151 all out (56 overs)
England won by 14 runs
Headingley, Leeds
Group B
June 9, 1979India
190 all out (53.1 overs)
v West Indies
194/1 (51.3 overs)
West Indies won by 9 wickets
Edgbaston, Birmingham
June 9, 1979Sri Lanka
189 all out (56.5 overs)
v New Zealand
190/1 (47.4 overs)
New Zealand won by 9 wickets
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
13, 14, 15 June 1979 Sri Lankav West IndiesNo result
The Oval, London
June 13, 1979India
182 all out (55.5 overs)
v New Zealand
183/2 (57 overs)
New Zealand won by 8 wickets
Headingley, Leeds
June 18, 1979Sri Lanka
238/5 (60 overs)
v India
191 all out (54.1 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 47 runs
Old Trafford, Mancheste
June 16, 1979West Indies
244/7 (60 overs)
v New Zealand
212/9 (60 overs)
West Indies won by 32 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Semi-finals
June 20, 1979West Indies
293/6 (60 overs)
v Pakistan
250 all out (56.2 overs)
West Indies won by 43 runs
The Oval, London
June 20, 1979England
221/8 (60 overs)
v New Zealand
212/9 (60 overs)
England won by 9 runs
Old Trafford, Mancheste
Final
June 23, 1979West Indies
286/9 (60 overs)
v England
194 all out (51 overs)
West Indies won by 92 runs
Lord's, London



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