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    June 25, 1983: when Indian cricket conquered the world

    June 25 and Lord's hold a special place in the history of Indian cricket. It was on June 25 in 1932 that India played their first ever Test match and it was June 25 once again 51 years later that India knocked West Indies off their perch to claim the World Cup - then called the Prudential World Cup. Today is that momentous day.

    India had won just a solitary World Cup game until embarking on that memorable journey in the English summer of 1983. Considered as easy pushovers and punching bag by some, 24-year-old Kapil Dev led his Devils to the game's most coveted crown , and Indian cricket hasn't looked back since.

    But the rank underdogs proved everyone wrong as they beat defending champions West Indies by 40 runs in the final. Not many one-day internationals are remembered frame-by-frame but it is certain that for the lucky few who watched it live and for the rest who have grown up seeing archival footage on television, each of India's games at the 1983 World Cup are kept in a special memory cell.

    Here's a brief recollection of those brilliant two weeks that set in motion the new order in world cricket.

    June 9, 1983: India v West Indies

    Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester

    India: 262 for 8 (60 overs) - Yashpal Sharma 89; Michael Holding 2 for 32

    West Indies: 228 (54.1 overs) - Andy Roberts 37 not out, Ravi Shastri 3 for 26

    Result: India won by 34 runs

    June 11, 1983: India v Zimbabwe

    Venue: Grace Road, Leicester

    Zimbabwe: 155 (51.4 overs) - Iain Butchart 22 not out; Madan Lal 3 for 27

    India: 157 for 5 (37.3 overs) - Sandeep Patil 50; Peter Rawson 2 for 11

    Result: India won by five wickets

    June 13, 1983: India v Australia

    Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

    Australia: 320/9 (60 overs) - Trevor Chappell 110; Kapil Dev 5 for 43

    India: 158 (37.5 overs) - Kapil Dev 40; Ken MacLeay 6 for 39

    Result: Australia won by 162 runs

    June 15, 1983: India v West Indies

    Venue: The Oval, London

    West Indies: 282 for 9 (60 overs) - Viv Richards 119; Roger Binny 3 for 71

    India: 216 (53.1 overs) - Mohinder Amarnath 80; Michael Holding 3 for 40

    Result: West Indies won by 66 runs

    June 18, 1983: India v Zimbabwe

    Venue: Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells

    India: 266 for 8 (60 overs) - Kapil Dev 175 not out; Peter Rawson 3 for 47

    Zimbabwe: 235 (57 overs) - Kevin Curran 73; Madan Lal 3 for 42

    Result: India won by 31 runs

    June 20, 1983: India v Australia

    Venue: County Ground, Chelmsford

    India: 247 (55.5 overs) - Yashpal Sharma 40; Rodney Hogg 3 for 40

    Australia: 129 (38.2 overs) - Allan Border 26; Madan Lal 4 for 20

    Result: India won by 118 runs

    SEMI-FINALS

    June 22, 1983: India v England

    Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester

    England: 213 (60 overs) - G Flower 33; Kapil Dev 3 for 35

    India: 217 for 4 (54.4 overs) - Yashpal Sharma 61; Paul Allott 1 for 40

    Result: India won by six wickets

    FINAL

    June 25, 1983: India v West Indies

    Venue: Lord's cricket ground, London

    India: 183 (54.4 overs) - Krish Srikkanth 38; Andy Roberts 3 for 32

    West Indies: 140 (52 overs) - Viv Richards 33; Madan Lal 3 for 31

    Result: India won by 43 runs