Nearly four decades have passed since the 1983 World Cup, but the historic final match between India and the West Indies still holds a special place in the hearts of Indian cricket fans. The catch made by Kapil Dev to dismiss Sir Vivian Richards is still reminiscent of this generation. She was the best in the 33-run innings played by Sir Richards, in which Kapil Dev was caught in the over by Indian bowler Madan Lal.
This victory was significant in many ways. This victory marked the beginning of a new era for Indian cricket. Against Clive Lloyd’s powerful West Indies, the Indian team scored 183 for 10 in the first innings in a brilliant 54.4 overs and the team set a target of 184 for the West Indies. The West Indies knelt before the Indian bowlers, scoring 140 for ten in 52 overs.