The 1975 Cricket World Cup was played from 7th June to 21st June 1975. Overall, 8 nations took part in this championship. These were divided into two Groups A and B and West Indies was in Group B. The other teams in this group were Australia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The 1975 Cricket World Cup was won by the West Indies.
Group match against Sri Lanka
The first match of the West Indies was against Sri Lanka on 7th June 1975. The venue of this match was Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester. West Indies won the toss and decided to field. Sri Lanka was all out for 86 in 37.2 overs. Bernard Julien took 4 wickets for 20 runs. The West Indies made 87 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in 20.4 overs. Roy Fredericks scored 33 while Deryck Murray was unbeaten on 30. The West Indies won by 9 wickets and the Man of the Match was Bernard Julien. >
Group match against Pakistan
The second match of the West Indies was against Pakistan on 11th June 1975. The venue of this match was Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat. The team scored 266 runs for 7 wickets in 60 overs. Majid Khan scored 60, Zaheer Abbas 31, Mushtaq Mohammad 55 and Wasim Raja 58. In reply, West Indies scored 267 runs for 9 wickets in 59.3 overs. Clive Lloyd scored 53, Deryck Murray was unbeaten on 61 and Andy Roberts was also unbeaten on 24. The Man of the Match was Sarfraz Nawaz who took 4 wickets for 44 runs. West Indies won the match by 1 wicket.
Group match against Australia
The third match of the West Indies was against Australia on 14th June 1975. The venue of this match was the Oval in London. West Indies won the toss and put Australia to bat. In 53.4 overs, Australia was all out for 192. Ross Edwards scored 58 while Rod Marsh was unbeaten on 52. Andy Roberts took 3 wickets for 39 runs. The West Indies scored 195 runs for 3 wickets in 46 overs. Roy Fredericks scored 58 while Alvin Kallicharan scored 78 to be named as Man of the Match. West Indies won this match by 7 wickets.
Semi final against New Zealand
On 18th June 1975, the semi final clash between West Indies and New Zealand took place at the Oval in London. West Indies won the toss and put New Zealand to bat. In 52.2 overs, New Zealand was all out for 158. Glenn Turner scored 36 while Geoff Howarth scored 51. Bernard Julien took 4 wickets for 27 runs. In reply, West Indies scored 159 runs for 5 wickets in 40.1 overs. Gordon Greenidge scored 55 while Alvin Kallicharan made 72 to be chosen as Man of the Match. West Indies won this match by 5 wickets.
Final against Australia
West Indies and Australia contested in the final match on 21st June 1975 at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. Australia won the toss and decided to field. West Indies scored 291 runs for 8 wickets in 60 overs with Clive Lloyd top scoring with 102. Gary Gilmour took 4 wickets for 48 runs. In reply, Australia was all out for 274 in 58.4 overs. Ian Chappell scored 62 runs while Keith Boyce took 4 wickets for 50 runs. The Man of the Match was Clive Lloyd. West Indies won the match by 17 runs.