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      Cricket World Cup

      international cricket championship

      Cricket World Cup, international cricket championship held at four-year intervals that is the premier contest in one-day cricket and one of the most-watched sporting events in the world.

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      In 1975 the first Cricket World Cup was contested in England as a series of one-day matches of 60 overs per side. It was held outside England, in India and Pakistan, for the first time in 1987. The 1987 contest also saw the number of overs per side reduced to 50. In 2007 Australia became the first team to win three consecutive World Cup tournaments.

      Results of the Cricket World Cup are provided in the table.

      Cricket World Cup
      year winner score runner-up score result
      1975 West Indies 291–8 Australia 274 West Indies won by 17 runs
      1979 West Indies 286–9 England 194 West Indies won by 92 runs
      1983 India 183 West Indies 140 India won by 43 runs
      1987 Australia 253–5 England 246–8 Australia won by 7 runs
      1992 Pakistan 249–6 England 227 Pakistan won by 22 runs
      1996 Sri Lanka 245–3 Australia 241 Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
      1999 Australia 133–2 Pakistan 132 Australia won by 8 wickets
      2003 Australia 359–2 India 234 Australia won by 125 runs
      2007 Australia 281–4 Sri Lanka 215–8 Australia won by 53 runs
      2011 India 277–4 Sri Lanka 274–6 India won by 6 wickets
      2015 Australia 186–3 New Zealand 183 Australia won by 7 wickets
      2019 England 241 New Zealand 241–8 Match tied after regular play and super over; England won on boundary count
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