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ICC World Cup 1979 World Cup: India’s misery, West Indies’ utter dominance

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first_img New Delhi: In 1975, the cricketing world witnessed the first World Cup and it was yielded a major success. Four years later, the second edition was held in England again and this time, it was Canada who made their debut in the tournament. Sri Lanka was once again invited as an Associate team. For India, it was a disastrous tournament as they continued their winless run in the tournament. After losing their opening game to the West Indies by nine wickets, their fortunes hit rock bottom when they suffered a 47-run loss to Sri Lanka. After losing their last league game to New Zealand, India was dumped out in sorry fashion.Australia, who were the finalists in the 1975 edition, crashed out in the league stages after losing to England and Pakistan. West Indies stormed through the league stages along with England while Pakistan became the first Asian nation to reach the knockout stages of the tournament. New Zealand showed their consistency by reaching the semi-final yet again but once again they fell short. In a tense semi-final against England, New Zealand fell short by nine runs while West Indies got the better of Pakistan in the other match by 43 runs. West Indies squared off against England in the final at Lord’s and it was once again a contest between two strong teams in that period. highlights Sir Viv Richards scored a century in the final against England.West Indies won the World Cup for the second time. India crashed out in the league stage, losing all three games including one to Sri Lanka. Viv Richards showed he was indeed the king of batting when he blasted 138 and aided by Collis King’s brutal 86, West Indies reached 286/9. In response, Mike Brearley and Geoffrey Boycott batted really slowly and the asking rate mounted. Despite Boycott’s fifty and an aggressive knock by Graham Gooch, England suffered a dramatic collapse as they lost eight wickets for 11 runs to lose by 92 runs. West Indies won their second consecutive World Cup and they showed the world they were indeed the Kings of cricket.Most runs: Gordon Greenidge of West Indies. Runs: 253. Average: 84.33Most wickets: Mike Hendrick of England. Wickets: 10. Average: 14.9Venue: England For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Yggdrasil and Tabcorp in Sun Vegas deal

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first_img Tabcorp raises $371m through institutional entitlement offer August 24, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 Submit Senet Australia appoints Paul Newsom as new client advisory lead  August 27, 2020 Share Yggdrasil Gaming has agreed a deal with Tabcorp for its slots to be featured on the Sun Vegas platform.Under the terms of the deal the supplier of online and mobile casino games will see its full portfolio of slots integrated, including the recently released Jungle Books and Valley of the Gods.Adam Ruffett, Director of Casino at Tabcorp UK, said: “Yggdrasil provides the type of high-quality games our customers demand, so we are delighted to add them to our growing library of titles.“We’ve been particularly impressed by the powerful and versatile in-game promotional tools which back up these games, and are confident they will prove popular on Sun Vegas.”As part of the deal Sun Vegas is to also have access to Boost, Yggdrasil’s collection of in game promotional tools, and Brag, its social sharing tool.Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO at Yggdrasil, said: “It has been almost two years since we made the strategic decision to enter the UK, and our growth in the jurisdiction has been very encouraging.“Adding a brand as recognisable in the UK as The Sun is yet another major coup for us, and perfectly displays the growing demand for Yggdrasil content in this exciting market.”This follows news of a new title launched by Yggdrasil titled Reptoids, a 1960s inspired extra terrestrial slot.Featuring ‘old school graphics’ Reptoids sees aliens become exposed in top government positions, with new features also introduced alongside a storyline designed to further engage with users.last_img read more