London [UK]: On this particular day in 1983, legendary Indian all-rounder Kapil Dev provided one of the finest performances of his career by shattering 175 * against Zimbabwe in the 20th match of the World Cup that year.
Team India was headed to the suit versus Zimbabwe after beating West Indies in their initial match, finishing their eight-year-long unbeaten run in the cricketing marquee occasion. Energy was on their side.
Yet the minute the Indian group required to the area after choosing to bat initially, everything went wrong for them. The leading order collapsed terribly, with openers Sunil Gavaskar and Kris Srikkanth scoring ducks. Mohinder Amarnath (5 ), Sandeep Patil (1 ), as well as Yashpal Sharma (9) additionally dropped inexpensively. Fifty percent of the side was back to the structure at a score of 17 and India was looking at a humiliating end to their inning and maybe the suit as well.
After that came the ‘Haryana Typhoon’ Kapil Dev. Unfazed by the fear unleashed by Zimbabwe bowlers, the captain avenged every arch lost each time he swung his bat. He took the resistance to the cleaners, wrecking 175 * off simply 138 rounds with 16 fours as well as 6 sixes. Throughout his stay at the crease, he got some much-needed assistance from Roger Binny (22 ), Madan Lal (17) as well as wicketkeeper-batter Syed Kirmani (24 *), taking his side to a difficult 266/8 in their 50 overs.
Dev had lifted his side from the extremely bottom as well as catapulted them to a challenging overall. It was upto the bowlers to repay Dev for his efforts.
Indian bowlers did simply that, taking arches at normal periods. With The Exception Of Kevin Curran (73) as well as Robin Brown (35 ), no one really supplied for Zimbabwe and also India won the game by 31 runs. Madan Lal (3/42) as well as Roger Binny (2/45) were the choices of the bowlers for India.
Dev won the ‘Man of the Suit’ for his 175 *, spell of 1/32 in 11 overs as well as two catches.