1975: The dawn of ODI cricket

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With the ODI format just 18 matches old, launching a tournament that involved eight countries battling it out for the crown seemed to be a rather audacious venture. With only three sides with a realistic chance of winning the tournament, it wasn't a surprise to see the West Indies-Australia final. <br><br>After the top-order trio of Fredericks, Greenidge and Kalicharan were dismissed with just 50 runs on-board, West Indies skipper Clive Lloyd took command of the situation. Gary Gilmour picked up five wickets, including the dismissal of Clive Lloyd, but not before the West Indian captain scored a blistering 80 ball hundred. The West Indies ended up scoring 291 off their allotted 60 overs. <br><br>Replying to the West Indian total, Australia knew that chasing the total down would be a herculean task especially with the mighty bowling attack that the opposition possessed.

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