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Last Updated: Thursday, 15 February 2007, 09:37 GMT

How the World Cup evolved - 1975
West Indies captain Clive Lloyd lifts the inaugural World Cup
Winners: West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs

The first World Cup included the six Test nations of the time, minus the excluded South Africa, plus Sri Lanka and East Africa.

Some teams struggle with the 60-over format. In one game against hosts England, India got it totally wrong - failing to realise you could not play for a draw!

The West Indies, featuring stars Gordon Greenidge, Viv Richards and Clive Lloyd, won a great final on a balmy evening at Lord's. They beat an Australian side, including Ian and Greg Chappell and Dennis Lillee, by 17 runs.



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Cricket World Cup records
14 Feb 07 |  Cricket
Cricket World Cup 2007 schedule
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