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Cup of Facts: India

India have played 643 matches. Won 303, lost 310, Tied 3; 27 were abandoned.

cricket Updated: Mar 11, 2007 16:53 IST
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Have played 643 matches. Won 303, lost 310, Tied 3; 27 were abandoned.

Have played 55 matches in World Cup. Won 31, lost 23; 1 was abandoned.

Was the first team to win a match by 10 wickets. Beat East Africa by 10 wickets at Leeds in 1975.

Their worst performance was in 1979 where they lost all the three matches.

Was the first country to beat the West Indies in World Cup. They achieved this milestone in the league phase of the 1983 edition at Manchester. In the same tournament, they once again beat the West Indies by 43 runs in the final at Lord’s.

Is the only team to lose a World Cup match by 1 run. And they have done it twice, against Australia on both occasions. While they lost in Chennai in 1987, the 1992 loss was at Brisbane.

After winning the 1983 Cup, they made a second final appearance in 2003, losing by 125 runs to Australia.