Today, we’ll talk about the team totals in Cricket World Cup 1983. The final match between India and West Indies played at Lord’s on 25th June 1983 was full of ups and downs. West Indies had entered into the World Cup final consecutively for the third time and were sure about winning the World Cup again. India on the other hand, was playing in the World Cup final for the first time. The Indian team was considered as the underdog of the tournament and it had clearly upset the apple cart of the self-assured West Indies.
Looking at the overall performance of the Indian team during the tournament, nobody would have guessed them as the winners of the World Cup. Unlike other teams in the tournament, the Indian team was never reliant on any particular batsman or bowler but it was a team effort.
Most of the teams like England, Pakistan, Australia and Sri Lanka performed well in the tournament and have scored highest team-totals in most of the matches played.
Highest Team Totals in Cricket World Cup 1983
The list given below shows 5 Team Totals in Cricket World Cup 1983 which fits in as the highest team scores:
|1.||338/5||Pakistan||Sri Lanka||St. Helen’s Rugby and Cricket Ground, Swansea|
|2.||333/9||England||Sri Lanka||County Ground, Taunton|
|3.||322/6||England||New Zealand||The Oval, London|
|4.||320/9||Australia||India||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|5.||288/9||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||St. Helen’s Rugby and Cricket Ground, Swansea|
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The Highest Match Aggregates
The list given below shows the highest match aggregates:
|1.||626-14||120||Pakistan (338-5) v Sri Lanka (288-9)||St. Helen’s Rugby and Cricket Ground, Swansea|
|2.||619- 19||118||Eng (333-9) v Sri Lanka (286)||County Ground, Taunton|
Lowest Team Totals in Cricket World Cup 1983
The list given below shows 5 team totals in Cricket World Cup 1983 which fits in as the lowest scores (minus the team totals while successful chase):
|1.||129||Australia||India||County Ground, Chelmsford|
|2.||136||Sri Lanka||England||Headingley, Leeds|
|3.||140||West Indies||India||Lord’s, London|
|4.||151||Australia||West Indies||Headingley, Leeds|
|5.||155||Zimbabwe||India||Grace Road, Leicester|
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The Lowest Match Aggregate
|273-11||74.5||Sri Lanka (136) v England (137-1)||Headingley, Leeds|
Out of these four teams – Pakistan, England, Australia & Sri Lanka who had scored highest team-totals during the tournament, only Pakistan & England made their way for the semi-finals. Another interesting aspect is the fact that three, of the low totals listed in 5 lowest team totals in Cricket World Cup 1983, are against India, something Indian fans would be proud of.
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