ICC Cricket World Cup: The final of the 13th edition of the ICC Cricket World is set to begin at 3 PM (IST) between hosts England and New Zealand at Lord’s. Both the nations have never won the title in the World Cup history. It will be for the first time that either England or Kiwis will lift the trophy. Another major cricketing nation South Africa have also failed to win the title. Only five countries have won the tournament.

Here is the list of World cup winners from 1975:.

First World Cup: The first-ever World Cup trophy was taken by West Indies, defeating Australia by 17 runs. Besides finalists, England and New Zealand had qualified for the semis.

Second World Cup: West Indies won the second consecutive World Cup in 1979, thrashing England by 82 runs. Pakistan and New Zealand had made it to the semis.

Third World Cup: Kapil Dev-led India won their first-ever world Cup in 1983, defeating the then two-time champions West Indies.

Fourth World Cup: Australia won their first World Cup trophy in 1987 after beating England by seven runs. The final of the tournament was played at Kolkata Eden Gardens.

Fifth World Cup: Again, England failed to win the title despite making it to the finals for the third time. The trophy was taken by Pakistan-led by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Sixth World Cup: Sri Lanka became the fifth nation after West Indies, India, Australia and Pakistan to won the ICC’s showpiece event. They defeated Australia by seven wickets at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium.

Seventh World Cup: Australia lifted their second World Cup trophy in 1999, outclassing Pakistan by eight wickets at Lord’s.

Eighth World Cup: The Ricky pointing-led Kangaroos won the second consecutive World Cup title in 2003. They beat India in the final. It was Australia’s third title.

Ninth World Cup: Ricky Pointing did it again. His side won the trophy for the third consecutive time in 2007. They outplayed Sri Lanka in the final.

10th World Cup: India won their second World Cup trophy in 2011 under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. The Men in Blue defeated Sri Lanka in the final.

11th World Cup: Australia won their fifth World Cup in 2015, defeating New Zealand in a one-sided game.

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