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PAST FINALS - 1979 (Lord's)

Viv Richards made a record score
Open quote During that period we had one of the best teams we've ever produced
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West Indies skipper,
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England v West Indies
Date: 23 June 1979
Result: West Indies won by 92 runs
West Indies: 286 for nine (60 overs)
England: 194 all out (51 overs)

Man of the match: Viv Richards

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Hopes were high for a home win at Lord's in 1979 - but that was before Viv Richards came to the crease.

Both sides came into the final with 100% records, but Richards ensured that only the West Indies maintained that status and walked off with their second World Cup.

He strode out with the score on 22 and was still there at the end, hitting a last ball six into the Mound Stand off Mike Hendricks to take the total to 286.

That third six took his own tally to 138 which remains the highest individual score in a World Cup final.

The only other batsman to make a sizeable contribution was Collis King with a barn-storming 86 off 66 balls in a 139-run fifth wicket partnership.

In stark contrast England's batsmen made sedate progress, Mike Brearley and Geoff Boycott putting on 129 runs in 28 overs.

Their pedestrian pace put too much pressure on batsmen further down the order and the match finished in a tumble of wickets as the hosts collapsed from 183 for two to 194 all out, Joel Garner taking five wickets in 11 balls.


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