England, 1979

The 1979 World Cup was the second Cricket World Cup (called the Prudential Cup), held in England between June 9 to June 23, 1979. The final was played at the Lord's cricket ground in London between the West Indies and England. The West Indies won by 92 runs (they has also won the inaugural tournament in 1975). The West Indies batted first and made 286 runs in 60 overs at a loss of 9 wickets. In reply, England made 194 runs before being all out after 51 overs. New Zealand and Pakistan were the other semifinalists.

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