Second ODI Cricket World Cup 1979 was also played in England between 8 International Teams. England, India, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indias and Canada participated for the 2nd Cricket World Cup tournament. Total 15 games were played at 6 different venues of England. Peace was brokered with Australian entrepreneur Kerry Packer, whose rebel World Series had split world cricket, shortly before the second World Cup.
ICC World Cup 1979, the second edition of the cricket world cup, was again hosted by England (from June 9 to 23) and won by West Indies. The format remained unchanged, with eight teams participating. These were England, India, Australia, Pakistan, West Indies, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Canada. The eight teams were divided into two groups and top two teams from each group made it to the semi-finals. There was no team from Africa in the 1979 world cup, as East Africa failed to qualify for the tournament.
India, led by S Venkatraghavan, were blown away by the pace trio of Michael Holding, Joel Garner, Andy Roberts, and Colin Croft. Holding picked up 4 wickets as India were bowled out for 190 in 53.1 overs. Gundappa Viswanath was India’s lone bright spot as the Karnataka hit 75 from 134 balls. In the second edition of ICC cricket World Cup, played in England, West Indies again claimed the glory, defeating hosts England in the final by 92 runs at the Mecca of cricket, Lords.
West Indies won successive world title on the back of some destructive batting and bowling. In Final match West Indies beat England by 92 runs. The final featured a brilliant hundred from Richards (138*), an even more brilliant 86 from Collis King, and a destructive 5 wickets from Joel Garner. Viv Richards was man of the match for his 138* runs.
|1975||England||West Indies||West Indies won by 17 runs||Australia|
|1979||England||West Indies||West Indies won by 92 run||England|
|1983||England||India||India won by 43 runs||West Indies|
|1987||Ind & Pak||Australia||Australia won by 7 runs||England|
|1992||Aus & NZ||Pakistan||Pakistan won by 22 runs||England|
|1996||Ind,Pak & SL||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets||Australia|
|1999||England||Australia||Australia won by 8 wickets||Pakistan|
|2003||South Africa||Australia||Australia won by 125 runs||India|
|2007||West Indies||Australia||Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method)||Sri Lanka|
|2011||Ind,SL & Ban||India||India won by 6 wickets||Sri Lanka|
|2015||Aus & NZ||Australia||Australia won by 7 wkts||New Zealand|