1983 WORLD CUP SEMI FINAL INDIA vs ENGLAND - THE DAY KAPIL'S DEVILS KNOCKED OUT THE HOME TEAM
1983 Prudential World Cup of Cricket - The 3rd World cup to be staged in England after 1975 and 1979. India are in the semi-final being lead by the charismatic Kapil Dev against all odds and facing the hosts England for a place in the final. India vs England June 22, 1983. India vs New Zealand SemiFinal 2019. World cup 2019. In a display of clinical efficiency unfancied Indian team - Kapil's Devils outplayed the overconfident England team to reach the final of the Prudential World Cup. Mohinder Amarnath and Kirti Azad suffocated the English batsmen, and Bob Willis’s sensational field-setting at the fag end of the game to ensured a quick getaway for all the players on the field. The hosts had been in sparkling form, riding the crest of confidence. They had won five of their six group matches — and in the other, New Zealand had squeezed home by two wickets with one ball to spare. Four years ago they had been stopped in the title round by the brilliance of Viv Richards and Collis King. They did not want an encore. The minds were already focused on the final on Saturday, devising tactics to stop the West Indian batsmen and fast bowlers. They just needed to sweep past the unfancied opponents who had already gone way beyond the wildest dreams of their countrymen. Yes, very few of the most die-hard Indian fans had anticipated a place in the semi-finals. In two previous World Cups, India had won one solitary match — against the lowly East Africans, way back in 1975. However, during the course of the past two weeks had started to believe in the impossible. They had learnt not to give up. England 213 in 60 overs (Kapil Dev 3 for 35) lost to India 217 for 4 in 54.4 overs (Mohinder Amarnath 46, Yashpal Sharma 61, Sandeep Patil 51*) by 6 wickets with 32 balls to spare. Man of the Match: Mohinder Amarnath.