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In countdown to ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, we take a look back at Sir Vivian Richards’ unbeaten 138 against England at Lord’s in the final of 1979 World Cup that remains to be one of the finest knocks ever played in the final of cricket’s quadrennial event.
Put to bat first, West Indies rode on Richards’ brilliance to post a match-winning total of 286 in 60 overs. Richards, shared a 139-run stand with Collis King for the fifth wicket, during his unbeaten stay at the wicket. He fittingly finished off things with a six off Mike Hendrick that saw Windies reach a respectable total. The talismanic batsman scored 138, which included 11 fours and three sixes, in what was his second one-day international century. In response, England were bowled out for 194 and West Indies for the second time had their hands on the coveted trophy. Also Read: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Schedule in IST: Time Table, Fixture & Venue Details of all WC 2015 Matches
Watch how Richards took on England bowling attack, which comprised of Ian Botham, Mike Hendrick and Chris Old, to give West Indies its second and last World Cup title. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Schedule: Complete Fixtures & Time Table of all Cricket World Cup 2015 Matches