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A glimpse of the past One day World Cups

World Cup 1975

Clive Lloyd lifts first world cup
Clive Lloyd lifts World Cup

Venue : Lords, England
Teams : England, Australia, New Zealand, West Indies, India, Pakistan, Srilanka and East Africa
Finals  : Between West Indies led by Clive Lloyd and Australia led by Ian Chappell on June 21, 1975. 
Winner : West Indies beat Australia for 17 runs 
Score :   291 for 8 off 60 Overs
Man of the match : Clive Lloyd scoring 102 runs off just 85 balls
Sponsors : Prudential Insurance Company, hence called the Prudential World Cup

World Cup 1979

Clive Lloyd lifts second world cup
Clive Lloyd lifts World Cup

Venue : Lords, England
Teams : Australia, Canada, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Srilanka and West Indies
Finals  : Between West Indies led by Clive Lloyd and England led by Mike Brearley on June 23, 1979. 
Winner : West Indies beat England by 92 runs 
Score :    286 runs for 9 wickets
Man of the match : Vivian Richards scoring an unbeaten 138 runs
Sponsors : Prudential Insurance Company, hence called the Prudential World Cup

World Cup 1983

Kapil Dev lifts world cup for India
Kapil Dev lifts World Cup

Venue : Lords, England
Teams : Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Srilanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe
Finals  : Between West Indies led by Clive Lloyd and India led by Kapil Dev on June 25, 1983. 
Winner : India beat West Indies by 43 runs 
Score :  183 runs all out off 54.4 Overs
Man of the match : Indian Vice Captain Mohinder Amarnath for picking 3 wickets for 12 balls. Also took 26 runs
Sponsors : Prudential Insurance Company, hence called the Prudential World Cup

World Cup 1987

Allan Border lifts world cup for Australia
Allan Border lifts World Cup

Venue : Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India
Teams : Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Srilanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe
Finals  : Between Australia led by Allan Border and England led by Mike Gatting on November 8, 1987. 
Winner : Australia beat England by 7 runs
Score :   253 runs for 7 wickets off 50 Overs
Man of the match : David Boon scoring 75 runs 
Sponsors : Reliance company, hence called the Reliance World Cup. Jointly hosted by India and Pakistan.

World Cup 1992

Imran Khan lifts world cup for Pakisthan
Imran Khan lifts World Cup

Venue : Australia
Teams : Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Srilanka, West Indies, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Finals  : Between Pakistan led by Imran Khan and England led by Graham Gooch on March 25, 1992. 
Winner : Pakistan beat England by 22 runs
Score :   249 runs for 6 wickets off 50 overs
Man of the match : Wasim Akram, who picked up three important wickets late in the England innings
Player of the tournament : New Zealand captain Martin Crowe for scoring 456 runs
Sponsors : Jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand called the Benson and Hedges World Cup.

World Cup 1996

Arjuna Ranatunga lifts world cup for Sri Lanka
Arjuna Ranatunga lifts World Cup

Venue : Lahore, Pakistan
Teams : Australia, England, India, Kenya, New Zealand, Netherlands, Pakistan, South Africa, Srilanka, United Arab Emirates, West Indies and Zimbabwe 
Finals  : Between Srilanka led by Arjuna Ranatunga and Australia led by Mark Taylor on March 17, 1996. 
Winner : Srilanka beat Australia by 7 wickets. For the first time in the history of the tournament, the team chasing won.
Score :   241 runs with 22 deliveries to spare off 50 overs
Man of the match : Aravinda da Silva for his unbeaten 107 runs
Player of the Tournament : Sanath Jayasurya for aggressive batman ship with runs at the amazing rate of 1.32 per ball faced.
Sponsors : Jointly hosted by India, Pakistan and Srilanka called the Wills World cup

World Cup 1999

Steve Waugh lifts world cup for Australia
Steve Waugh lifts World Cup

Venue : Lords, England
Teams : Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Scotland, Srilanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe
Finals  : Between Australia led by Steve Waugh and Pakistan led by Wasim Akram on June 20, 1999. 
Winner : Australia beat Pakistan by 8 wickets. 
Score :   133 runs in 29.5 overs to spare
Man of the match : Shane Warne for picking 4 wickets for 33 balls
Player of the tournament : South Africa's All rounder, Lance Klusener for scoring 281 runs at an average of 140.50, with his strike rate an amazing 1.22 runs per ball faced. He also captured 17 wickets, just three off the tournament’s leading wicket-taker, at an average of just over 20.
Sponsors : ICC World Cup hosted by England

World Cup 2003

Ricky Ponting lifts world cup for Australia
Ricky Ponting lifts world Cup

Venue : Johannesburg, South Africa
Teams : Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, England, India, Kenya, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Scotland, Srilanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe
Finals  : March 23
Winner : Australia beat India by 125 runs.
Score : 359 runs for 2 wickets off 50 Overs
Man of the match : RT Ponting for scoring 140 runs from 121 balls
Player of the tournament : Sachin Tendulkar, for his demolition of bowling attacks and scoring 673 runs in the tournament.
Sponsors : ICC World Cup jointly hosted by South Africa, Zimambwe and Kenya

World Cup 2007

Ricky Ponting lifts world cup for Australia
Ricky Ponting lifts world Cup

Venue : Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.
Teams : Australia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Canada, England, The Netherlands, India, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Srilanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe.
Finals  : April 18.
Winner : Australia beat Sri Lanka by 53 runs
Score : 281 runs for 4 wickets off 38 Overs   View Scorecard
Man of the match : Adam Gilchrist (Australia) for scoring 149 runs from 104 balls
Player of the tournament : Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath; for taking most wickets (26wickets) in the tournament
Sponsors : ICC World Cup jointly hosted by, LG Electronics, Pepsi, Hutch & Hero Honda (Official Global Partners). Indian Oil, Cable & Wireless and Scotia Bank (Official Sponsors) .

World Cup 2011

Mahendra Sing Dhoni lifts world cup for India
M.S Dhoni lifts world Cup

Venue : Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.
Teams : Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, England, India, Ireland, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Srilanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe.
Finals : April 2
Winner : India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets.   View Scorecard
Man of the match : Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Player of the tournament : Yuvraj Singh
Hosts : India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh.

World Cup 2015

Michael Clarke lifts world cup for India
M.Clarke lifts world Cup

Venue : Melbourne.
Teams : Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Srilanka, United Arab Emirates, West Indies and Zimbabwe.
Finals : Mar 29
Winner : Australia beat New Zealand by 7 wickets
Man of the match : JP Faulkner
Player of the tournament : MA Starc
Hosts : Australia and New Zealand.