How many australiana batsmen were run out in the 1975 world cup finals ?
The West Indies made a formidable 8-291 but with batsmen of the calibre of the Chappell brothers (Ian and Greg) the Australians were confident of victory. Enter Vivian Richards who removed both Chappells with run-outs as they took on his arm. Richards finished with three run-outs, adding opening batsman, Alan Turner, as a victim with five Australian batsmen run-out for the innings.
The Australians batted on bravely with contributions from the middle order and the tail. When Dennis Lillee joined Jeff Thomson for the last wicket Australia still had a slight chance, requiring 58 runs in the final seven overs. The West Indian fans celebrated prematurely, running onto the ground when Lillee was caught but the umpire signalled no-ball. In the chaos that ensued no-one could find the ball and Lillee and Thomson continued to dash up and down the pitch. They were eventually stopped by umpire "Dickie" Bird who signalled dead ball and gave Lill ...more