World Cup 1975 Timeline Match by Match Results
World Cup 1975: was the inaugural edition of the cricket world cup which was organized by the ICC in England. Although the cricket world was mostly familiar with test matches earlier, this was started as an experiment to check the popularity of limited over’s cricket amongst the global cricket audience. The matches were played with red balls and all team played the tournament in white kits.
|Team 1||Team 2||Winner||Margin||Ground||Match Date|
|England||India||England||202 runs||Lord's||Jun 7, 1975|
|East Africa||New Zealand||New Zealand||181 runs||Birmingham||Jun 7, 1975|
|Australia||Pakistan||Australia||73 runs||Leeds||Jun 7, 1975|
|Sri Lanka||West Indies||West Indies||9 wickets||Manchester||Jun 7, 1975|
|England||New Zealand||England||80 runs||Nottingham||Jun 11, 1975|
|East Africa||India||India||10 wickets||Leeds||Jun 11, 1975|
|Australia||Sri Lanka||Australia||52 runs||The Oval||Jun 11, 1975|
|Pakistan||West Indies||West Indies||1 wicket||Birmingham||Jun 11, 1975|
|England||East Africa||England||196 runs||Birmingham||Jun 14, 1975|
|India||New Zealand||New Zealand||4 wickets||Manchester||Jun 14, 1975|
|Australia||West Indies||West Indies||7 wickets||The Oval||Jun 14, 1975|
|Pakistan||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||192 runs||Nottingham||Jun 14, 1975|
|England||Australia||Australia||4 wickets||Leeds||Jun 18, 1975|
|New Zealand||West Indies||West Indies||5 wickets||The Oval||Jun 18, 1975|
|Australia||West Indies||West Indies||17 runs||Lord's||Jun 21, 1975|
1st Match: England vs. India (7 June 1975)
This was the first match played in the world cup 1975 of the group stages between host England and team India at the famous Lords ground on June 7, 1975. England secured a convincing victory by defeating India with a big margin of 202 runs.
2nd Match: East Africa vs. New Zealand (7 June 1975)
The second match of the 1975 world cup got played amongst the teams of East Africa and New Zealand at Birmingham on 7 June 1975. New Zealand easily outsmarted the east African team whilst grabbing an easy victory with 181 runs.
3rd Match: Australia vs. Pakistan ( 7 June 1975)
This was the third match to be held within the same day and played between the teams of Australia and Pakistan at Leeds. Australia easily thumped Pakistan to grab a victory by 73 runs and once again proved their dominance on the world cricket.
4th Match: Sri Lanka vs West Indies ( 7 June 1975)
This was the last match of the first day of the inaugural world cup and been played between the teams of Sri Lanka and West Indies at Manchester. West Indies secured an easy win whilst thrashing the Lankan team by 9 wickets.
5th Match: England vs New Zealand ( 11 June 1975)
The world cup action continued after a gap of 4 days and host England played with the Kiwis at Nottingham on 11 June 1975. As expected, the English team won the match with a healthy margin of 80 runs and almost secured a spot in the knock out round.
6th Match: East Africa vs. India (11 June 1975)
Indian team met East African team in the second match of the day at Leeds on 11 June 1975 and secured their first win the tournament whilst defeating the east African team by 10 wickets.
7th Match: Australia vs Sri Lanka ( 11 June 1975)
The next match on the same day witnessed the teams of Australia and Sri Lanka clashing with each other at the famous Oval ground. Still, the Aussies didn’t find it much difficult as they beat the Lankan easily by 52 runs in the process.
8th Match: Pakistan vs West Indies (11 June 1975)
This was the last match of the day and saw the teams of West Indies and Pakistan facing each other in a crucial tie at Birmingham. Although Pakistan team gave the Windies a tough fight, they couldn’t save themselves from getting defeated by a close margin of 1 wicket.
9th Match: England vs East Africa (14 June 1975)
England was looking confident of securing a spot in the knockouts as they met the east African team in a group stage match at Birmingham. Without getting any tough fight, they easily won the match with a big margin of 196 runs and became the first team to enter the semifinals of the world cup 1975.
10th Match: India vs. New Zealand ( 14 June 1975)
India was looking to save their hopes for the semis whilst they faced kiwis in a touch contest at Manchester. Even though the match went done to the wire, the New Zealand team grabbed the victory by 4 wickets at the end.
11th Match: Australia vs. West Indies (14 June 1975)
This was the match between the heavyweights Aussies and West Indians and as both the teams were looking to book a berth to the semis, the Caribbean team proved a winner at the end whilst winning by 7 wickets at the Oval ground.
12th Match: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka ( 14 June 1975)
Two Asian teams met in a dead rubber match at the Nottingham ground and eventually it’s the Pakistani team which emerged victorious by a huge margin of 192 runs and grabbed their first victory in the tournament.
1st Semifinal: England vs Australia (18 June 1975)
Two big teams faced each other in the semifinals of the first world cup tournament and whilst everyone expected a tough competition, Australia snatched the victory form the hosts at a nail-biting thriller held at the Leeds ground.
2nd Semifinal: New Zealand vs West Indies (18 June 1975)
The second semifinal match was been held between New Zealand and the West Indies at the famous Oval ground. Although the Kiwis did give a tough fight to the West Indies team, the latter secured a convincing victory by 5 wickets.
The final: Australia vs West Indies (21 June 1975)
It was the big final day between the mighty West Indians and the Australian team and the West Indies proved their dominance on the Aussies by defeating them in a thriller with 17 runs at the Lord’s ground.