Deryck Murray-Andy Roberts (West Indies) partnership vs Pakistan, 1975
Even though West Indies started as favourites for the inaugural World Cup, they were aware that with Australia and Pakistan in their group, they could not afford to take any match lightly.
After winning their opening matches, Pakistan and West Indies squared off for one of the vital games in the group.
Opting to bat, Pakistan led off with 266 for seven in 60 overs and it was obvious that this total would stretch even the mighty West Indian batting line-up to the limit.
With Sarfraz Nawaz striking early blow, the West Indies were off to a shaky start. Wickets fell at regular intervals but skipper Clive Lloyd (53) put up a gallant show.
However, when he was seventh out at 151 and the eighth wicket fell at 166, the match as a contest seemed over.
Wicketkeeper Deryck Murray was holding fort but he had only two tailenders in Vanburn Holder and Andy Roberts for company.
Now commenced a sensational fightback: First Murray and Holder (16) added 37 runs for the ninth wicket. Roberts joined Murray with 64 runs still required and West Indies looking down the barrel.
Roberts kept his end up even as Murray bravely went for the bowling and amidst tremendous tension and excitement the pair neared the target.
Finally, with two balls to spare, West Indies pulled off a totally unexpected one-wicket victory with Murray unbeaten on 61 off 76 balls and Roberts on 24 off 48 balls.
In Image: 21 Jun 1975: West Indies captain Clive Lloyd on his way to a century during the World Cup Final against Australia at Lords in London. West Indies won by 17 runs.