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22 April 2024

1983 - Kapil Dev leads India to maiden World Cup triumph

Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev during his record innings of 175 not out off 138 balls against Zimbabwe in the Cricket World Cup at Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 18th June 1983. (Getty)

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India became the first Asian nation to win the World Cup with skipper Kapil Dev turning their fortunes with a spectacular unbeaten century against Zimbabwe in a league match.

India stunned West Indies in the final by 31 runs.