1979 World Cup Statistics

Hyderabad, India: For the 2nd consecutive year, West Indies remained undisputed King of the World, and their dominance of statistics proves their worth. England reached the final in devastating form, but collapsed from a strong position. Packer effect forced the 1975 World Cup finalist Australia to pack bags after league stage.

1979 Prudential World Cup: Revisited
1979 World Cup: Matches and Results
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Tournament Stats

    Teams 8
    Games 15
    Hosts England
    Period: 9-23 June
    Groups: 2 groups 4 team each
    Group A: England, Pakistan, Australia and Canada
    Group B: West Indies, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and India
    Winner: West Indies
    Runners-up: England
    Centuries: 2 (Greenidge and Richards)
    5 wkts in match: 2 (Hurst of Aus, Garner of WI)
    Max MOM: 2 by Gordon Greenidge

Batting Records
Most Runs 253 by Greenidge
High Scores: 138* by Richards and 106* by Greenidge

    253 Greenidge (1 century, 2 50s)
    217 Viv Richards (1 century)
    210 Gooch (2 50s)
    176 Glen Turner (1 50)
    166 John Wright (1 50)
    161 Mike Brearley (2 50s)
    150 Majid Khan (2 50s)

Bowling Records
Most wickets 10 by Hendrick (Eng)
Best Bowling: 21/5 by Hurst (Eng)

    10 wickets Hendrick (Eng)
    9 wickets McKechnie (NZ), Asif Iqbal (Pak), Chris Old (Eng)
    8 wickets Holding (WI), Colin Croft (WI), Joel Garner (WI))

Fielding Records

    Max Catches: 4 each by AI Kallicharran (WI), Asif Iqbal (Pak) and JM Brearley (Eng)
    Max Dismissals: 7 each by Wasim Bari (Pak) and D Murray (WI)

Team Records

    Biggest Victory by Wickets: 9 wkts by WI over Ind and NZ over SL
    Biggest Victory by runs: 92 by WI over Eng in final
    Smallest Victory by runs: 9 runs by Eng against NZ in semifinal
    Highest score: 293/6 WI v Pak
    Lowest Score: 45 by Canada vs Eng
    Century Partnerships: 8 (4 for 1st wkt, 2 for 2nd wkt, 1 for 3rd wkt and 1 for 5th wkt)

Highest Partnerships by Runs

    166 for 2nd wkt Majid Khan & Zaheer Abbas (Pak) vs WI
    139 for 5th Richards & King (WI) vs Eng
    138 for 1st wkt Greenidge & Haynes (WI) vs Ind

Highest Partnerships by Wickets

    138 for 1st wkt Greenidge & Haynes (WI) vs Ind
    166 for 2nd wkt Majid Khan & Zaheer Abbas (Pak) vs WI
    108 for 3rd wkt Brearley & Gooch (Eng) vs Aus
    71 for 4th Hilditch & Yallop (Aus) vs Pak
    139 for 5th Richards & King (WI) vs Eng
    40 for 6th Gavaskar & Kapil Dev (Ind) v NZ
    52 for 7th Asif Iqbal & Wasim Raja (Pak) vs Eng
    41 for 8th Randall & Taylor (Eng) vs NZ
    43 for 9th Taylor & Willis (Eng) vs Pak
    27 for 10th by Venkataraghavan & Bedi (Ind) vs WI

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