Cricket's first world cup

In the year 1975, the first World Cup cricket was played in England. The first match of the World Cup was played at the historic Lord's ground.

England, New Zealand, India and East Africa, West Indies, Australia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka took part in this competition played from 7 June to 21 July.

Let us tell you that at that time there was a match of 60 overs and all the matches were held during the day itself. The match was of a total of 120 overs.

The first match of the first cricket world cup was played between India and England. England scored 334 for 4 wickets.

Chasing this huge target, the Indian team could only score 132 runs for 3 wickets. In such a situation, Team India had to face defeat.

In the first match, opener and veteran Sunil Gavaskar faced 174 balls and returned unbeaten but his personal score was just 36 runs.

India played three matches in the first World Cup, losing two and winning one. India won the only match against East Africa by 10 wickets.

The final match was played between West Indies and Australia, in which WI defeated Kangaroos by 17 runs to win the first World Cup.

West Indies were given around Rs 3.60 lakh for winning the World Cup. At the same time, runner up Australia got 1.5 lakh rupees.

The highest run-scorer in the 1975 World Cup was New Zealand's Glenn Turner. Turner scored 333 runs throughout the tournament.