On This Day Cricket 18th June Kapil Dev Hits 175 Runs Against Zimbabwe In The 1983 World Cup

Kapil Dev 175 Record: Kapil Dev was the first captain to win the World Cup to India. He made Team India the champion in the 1983 ODI World Cup under his captaincy. The brilliant all-rounder Kapil Dev had made a very important contribution with bat and ball in making India the champion. He played a brilliant inning of 175 not out while playing against Zimbabwe on this day (18 June) in the league matches of the tournament.

Kapil Dev had made an important contribution in helping India win with his innings. When Kapil Dev played this innings, the Indian team had lost 5 wickets for just 17 runs. The then captain Kapil Dev came out to bat at number six. In that match, both Indian openers Sunil Gavaskar and Kris Srikkanth returned to the pavilion without opening an account. Apart from this, while batting at number three, Mohinder Amarnath could score only 5 runs, Sandeep Patil of number four and Yashpal Sharma of number five could score only 9 runs.

Brilliant innings took the team to a good score

While batting at number six from here, Indian captain Kapil Dev had taken Team India to a respectable score of 266 runs for 8 wickets. The Indian captain scored an inning of 175* runs in 138 balls with the help of 16 fours and 6 sixes.

India won the match by 31 runs

At the same time, chasing 267 runs, Zimbabwe’s team was reduced to 235 runs in 57 overs (then the ODI match was of 60 overs). Apart from excellent batting, Kapil Dev had also spread his fire in bowling. He took 1 wicket for 32 runs in 11 overs.

In this match, Kapil Dev made the record of making the biggest score along with taking wickets in ODIs for India. So far no one has been able to break this record of the former Indian captain. In this list, Sourav Ganguly is at number two with 153* runs and 1 wicket.

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