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The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is just 13 days away and here, we take a look at the players who have secured their place in history by becoming the Man of the Match in the final.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 17 May 2019, 12:32:10 PM
Man of the Match in World Cup finals

Man of the Match in World Cup finals

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The ICC Cricket World Cup has seen 11 editions right from 1975. In all the 11 finals played, there has been one player who has stolen the show in the ICC Cricket World Cup. Here, we take a look at the men who made it count in the final. Here is a look at the players who won the Man of the Match in the final of the World Cup. (Image credit: Twitter)
Man of the Match in World Cup finals

Man of the Match in World Cup finals

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The West Indies were the dominant force in world cricket in the 70s and the 80s. Clive Lloyd led the charge with his brilliant captaincy and in the final against Australia, he blasted 102 and helped West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs to win the World Cup for the first time. (Image credit: ICC Cricket World Cup Twitter)
Man of the Match in World Cup finals

Man of the Match in World Cup finals

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If Lloyd was the King of Power, then Sir Viv Richards was the King of batsmanship. His brilliant 138 helped West Indies beat England in the final of the 1979 World Cup and the Windies were the two-time World Cup champions. (Image credit: ICC Twitter)
Man of the Match in World Cup finals

Man of the Match in World Cup finals

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Kapil Dev's 1983 World Cup triumph against the rampaging West Indies put Indian cricket on the world map. However, the architect of the final win was Mohinder Amarnath. On a difficult pitch, he hit 26 and chipped in with 3/12 as India created history at Lord's. (Image credit: Twitter)
Man of the Match in World Cup finals

Man of the Match in World Cup finals

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Australia had a great run in the 1987 World Cup and David Boon played a major part. His amazing 75 in the final got the better of England by seven runs to create a base for domination. (Image credit: ICC Twitter)
Man of the Match in World Cup finals

Man of the Match in World Cup finals

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Those two magic balls in the final at Melbourne! Wasim Akram will forever be remembered for producing those brilliant deliveries as Pakistan overcame England in a tense final to give Imran Khan the fitting farewell. (Image credit: Twitter)
Man of the Match in World Cup finals

Man of the Match in World Cup finals

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Sri Lanka had a dream run in the 1996 World Cup. They were undefeated and their blazing performances made Sri Lanka the darling of the cricket world. Aravinda de Silva led the charge with 66 in the semi-final against India but in the final, he blasted 107 against Australia and Sri Lanka had secured the ultimate win. (Image credit: ICC Twitter)
Man of the Match in World Cup finals

Man of the Match in World Cup finals

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Shane Warne was a magician! In crunch situations, he raised his game and delivered a magnificent performance. In the semi-final against South Africa, he took four wickets while in the final, he repeated his performance by taking 4/33 and bowling Pakistan out cheaply as Australia won the title for the second time. (Image credit: PTI)
Man of the Match in World Cup finals

Man of the Match in World Cup finals

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The early part of the 21st century saw Australian domination in cricket. Ricky Ponting headed the domination and he led from the front by blasting 140 in the final against India as Australia won by 125 runs to win the World Cup for the third time. (Image credit: ICC Twitter)
Man of the Match in World Cup finals

Man of the Match in World Cup finals

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If it was Ponting in 2003, then it was Adam Gilchrist in the 2007 World Cup final against Sri Lanka in Barbados. Gilchrist, with a squash ball in his glove for improved batting, blasted 149 as Australia won the title for the fourth time. (Image credit: ICC Twitter)
Man of the Match in World Cup finals

Man of the Match in World Cup finals

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India finally broke 28 years of pain in the World Cup as they won the 2011 World Cup in style. MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh led the charge and the Indian skipper promoted himself up the order. Until then, Dhoni's highest score was 34 but on the big day, he blasted 91 as India won the tournament for the second time. (Image credit: ICC Twitter)
Man of the Match in World Cup finals

Man of the Match in World Cup finals

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Australia took on their Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in the final of the 2015 World Cup and it was James Faulkner's 3/36 that helped Australia win the title for a record fifth time.(Image credit: ICC Twitter)