WC 2015: India win 1st 3 matches at a WC for first time

Bengaluru, Feb 28: India are set to beat the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their third match at the ICC World Cup 2015. With this victory, India will make it three out of three in this year's edition being played in Australia and New Zealand. This is the first time since 1975, when India had played their first World Cup, that they have won their first three matches at the big event.

World Cup Special ; World Cup cricket records

Here is a look at the results of India's first three matches at the World Cup:


  • 1975: Lost to England by 202 runs, beat East Africa by 10 wickets, lost to New Zealand by 4 wickets

  • 1979: Lost to West Indies by 9 wickets, lost to New Zealand by 8 wickets, lost to Sri Lanka by 47 runs

  • 1983: Beat West Indies by 34 runs, beat Zimbabwe by 5 wickets, lost to Australia by 162 runs

  • 1987: Lost to Australia by 1 run, beat New Zealand by 16 runs, beat Zimbabwe by 8 wickets

  • 1992: Lost to England by 9 runs, match with Sri Lanka cancelled by rain, lost to Australia by 1 run

  • 1996: Beat Kenya by 7 wickets, beat West Indies by 5 wickets, lost to Australia by 16 runs

  • 1999: Lost to South Africa by 4 wickets, lost to Zimbabwe by 3 runs, beat Sri Lanka by 157 runs

  • 2003: Beat the Netherlands by 68 runs, lost to Australia by 9 wickets, beat Zimbabwe by 83 runs

  • 2007: Lost to Bangladesh by 5 wickets, beat Bermuda by 257 runs, lost to Sri Lanka by 69 runs

  • 2011: Beat Bangladesh by 87 runs, tied with England, beat Ireland by 5 wickets

  • 2015: Beat Pakistan by 76 runs, beat South Africa by 130 runs, beat UAE by 9 wickets

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