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2nd Cricket World Cup - 1979
ICC World Cup 1979 - England
Clive Lloyd, captain of the West Indies
Winner : West Indies
Final Man of The Match : Viv Richards (West Indias)

Second ODI Cricket World Cup was also played in England between 8 International Teams. England, India, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indias and Canada participated for the 2nd Cricket World Cup tournament. Total 15 games were played at 6 different venues of England.

West Indies won successive world title on the back of some destructive batting and bowling. In Final match West Indies beat England by 92 runs. The final featured a brilliant hundred from Richards (138*), an even more brilliant 86 from Collis King, and a destructive 5 wickets from Joel Garner. Viv Richards was man of the match for his 138* runs.

World Cup 1979 Facts and Figures
Host Country :
England
Teams :
8
   
(England, India, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Canada)
Games :
15
Venues :
6
Format : League stage divided into two groups of four. Top two from each progressed to the semis and winner goto final.
Winner : West Indies
Runners-up : England
Prize money(winner) : 4000 pounds
Prize money(Runners-up) : 2000 pounds
Man of the match (Final) : Viv Richards (West Indias)
Tournament Stats
Most Runs
  Player Country Match Runs HS Ave SR
  CG Greenidge WI 4 253 106* 84.33 62.31
  IVA Richards WI 4 217 138* 108.50 74.06
  GA Gooch Eng 5 210 71 52.50 63.82
  GM Turner NZ 4 176 83* 88.00 56.05
  JG Wright NZ 4 166 69 41.50 50.00
Most Wickets
  Player Country Match Wickets BBI Ave Econ
  M Hendrick Eng 5 10 4/15 14.90 2.66
  BJ McKechnie NZ 4 9 3/24 15.66 3.07
  Asif Iqbal Pak 4 9 4/56 17.44 3.34
  CM Old Eng 5 9 4/8 17.44 2.70
  MA Holding WI 4 8 4/33 13.25 2.58
2nd Cricket World Cup 1979 winner - West Indies
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