West Indies VS England 1979 World Cup Final

Mike Brearley’s innings accounted for nothing as his wicket started a characteristic English downfall in the 1979 World Cup final. Image Credits: Espncricinfo

The 1979 World Cup final in Lords may be focused solely on the ViV Richards special (138), which helped the West Indies post a massively competitive 286 in their 60 overs. However the brave English team stated nonchalantly as the opening pair of Mike Brearley and Geoffery Boycott put on 129 for the first wicket. However, a certain Michael Holding changed the scheme of things, when he had skipper Brearley caught by King. Graham Gooch offered some fight with 32, however  from then on, England lost their last 8 wickets for just 11 runs as Gooch was dismissed at 183/3. England never looked comfortable at all, as Joel Garner broke the back of the English batting line up with a magnificent display of fast bowling, coming out with figures of 5/38, handing over the mighty West Indies yet another World Cup trophy.

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