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England, 1975

The 1975 Cricket World Cup was the first-ever Cricket World Cup tournament, officially called the Prudential Cup, and was held from June 7 to June 21, 1975 in England (see more in History). The final was played at the Lords ground, between West Indies and Australia, with the favorites the West Indies winning by 17 runs. The West Indies scored 291 runs in 60 overs at a loss of 8 wickets. In reply Australia made 274 runs in 58.4 overs all out. New Zealand and England were the other semifinalists.


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