4. India beat West Indies, 1983 (final)
Rated 66 to one outsiders by the bookies on the eve of the competition, India suddenly were in the final - thanks to a series of fine performances.
However, they still started as underdogs in the title clash against the mighty West Indies - despite having beaten them in the group match.
Recovering quickly from this setback the defending champions notched up six wins on the trot, including a victory over India in the return match and a clinical eight-wicket demolition of Pakistan in the semifinal.
This feeling gained momentum when India put in to bat were bowled out for 183 in the 55th over. Kris Srikkanth top scored with 38 as India squandered a decent start (90 for two) to come a cropper against the pace quartet.
Balwinder Sandhu gave India an early and unexpected breakthrough by bowling Gordon Greenidge but Desmond Haynes held on firmly even as Vivian Richards cut loose.
The world's premier batsman hit seven fours in a bright 33 and West Indies at 50 for one were cruising along. Then Madan Lal turned the game around with three quick wickets. Among his victims was Richards who fell to a splendid catch by Kapil Dev.
The collapse continued and suddenly West Indies were 76 for six. The hunter had become the hunted. Malcolm Marshall and Jeff Dujon kept West Indies' slim hopes alive with a seventh-wicket partnership of 43 runs before Mohinder Amarnath bowled Dujon.
Now it was only a matter of time and Amarnath finished with three wickets for 12 runs from seven overs as West Indies were bowled out for 140 in 52 overs to hand India a stunning triumph.
In Image: June 1983: The victorious Indian team celebrate with the trophy after their win in the World Cup final against the West Indies at Lord's in London. India won the match by 43 runs
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