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History of Cricket World Cup Finals

History of Cricket World Cup Finals
The final of the much awaited Cricket World Cup 2019 will be held between England and New Zealand on 14th July 2019. It is surprising that these both team never win any of the world cup (50 over format) so far.

This is the 4th time England entered into the final of the cricket world cup. Last time England had played the final in 1992 but defeated by the Pakistan in the Final.

On the other hand, New Zealand has entered into the final in 2015 for the second time but defeated by the Australia in the final.

Let's have a glance over the history of the Cricket World Cup finals so far:

1975 - West Indies vs Australia

 


The final of the 1975 ICC Cricket World Cup was played in Lord's, London on 21 June.

West Indies defeated Australia by 17 runs to lift the first ever World Cup Trophy. West Indies was captained by Clive Lloyd and Australia by Ian Chappell.

1979 - England vs West Indies

 


The final of the 1979 ICC Cricket World Cup was played in Lord's, London on 23 June. This was the second time that Lord's had hosted an ICC Cricket World Cup final.

The match was won by the West Indies when they defeated England by 92 runs to lift the trophy.
 


1983 - India vs West Indies

 


The final of the 1983 Prudential Cup was played between India and West Indies at Lord's on 25 June 1983. This was the third consecutive World Cup final appearance for West Indies.

India playing their first finals defeated the West Indies to claim the title. It was the first World cup win for India
 


1987 - Australia vs England

 


The final of the Reliance World Cup was played in Eden Gardens, Calcutta on Sunday 8 November 1987.

The match was won by the Australia who defeated England by 7 runs to lift their first ever World Cup trophy.

This was the first ever Cricket World Cup final to be played outside England.
 


1992 - Pakistan vs England

 


The final of the 1992 ICC Cricket World Cup was played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 25 March 1992.

The match was won by Pakistan, under the captaincy of Imran Khan, as they defeated England by 22 runs to lift their first ever World Cup trophy.
 


1996 - Australia vs Sri Lanka

 


The 1996 ICC Cricket World Cup Final was the sixth installment of the ICC Cricket World Cup since its inception in 1975 in England.

The match was played on 17 March 1996 at Lahore's 62,645 capacity Gaddafi Stadium in Pakistan for the first time.

The match was contested between former World Cup winners Australia and underdog Sri Lanka. It was Australia's 3rd World Cup final appearance after their win in the 1987 edition and the loss to West Indies in the 1975 ICC Cricket World Cup final.
 


1999 - Australia vs Pakistan

 


The final of the 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup was played at Lord's, London on 20 June 1999.

This was the fourth time Lord's had hosted the final of an ICC Cricket World Cup, previously hosting finals in 1975, 1979 and 1983.

Australia won their second title by defeating Pakistan by 8 wickets in the final.
 


2003 - Australia vs India

 


The 2003 Cricket World Cup Final was a One Day International (ODI) match played on 23 March 2003 at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

It marked the culmination of the 2003 Cricket World Cup, the eighth edition of the tournament. It was the first time that these two teams had met at this stage of a World Cup. For defending champions Australia it was their fifth World Cup final, while for India it was the second after their 1983 victory. Australia won the match by 125 runs to claim the title for the third time.
 


2007 - Australia vs Sri Lanka

 


The final of the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was played on 28 April 2007 at the Kensington Oval, Barbados.

Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 53 runs to win their 4th World Cup and 3rd in succession.
 


2011 - India vs Sri Lanka

 


The 2011 Cricket World Cup Final was a One Day International (ODI) match played between India and Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India on 2 April 2011, Saturday.

The culmination of the tenth edition of the World Cup, it was the first time that these two teams had met each other at this stage in the tournament history.

India won the match by six wickets—its second World Cup win after the 1983 tournament—and became the third team to have won the title more than once, after Australia (1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007) and the West Indies (1975 and 1979).
 


2015 - New Zealand vs Australia

 



The final of the 2015 Cricket World Cup took place on 29 March 2015 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

It was played between the tournament's two co-hosts, New Zealand and Australia. Australia went into the game as favourites and won by 7 wickets for a fifth World Cup triumph.