On this day, back in 1985 at Melbourne, Sunil Gavaskar-led India emerged victorious in the final of Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket against Pakistan. Any India-Pakistan clash, even back in those days, were expected to be nail-biting ones. However, this one went in favour of India quite early and they comfortably pulled off the win. Kapil Dev led the bowling attack, helping India restrict Pakistan to only 177 for 9 inside 50 overs. Kapil and spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan scalped three each, while Chetan Sharma and Ravi Shastri gone one each. Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad was the lone fighter with the bat from his team by scoring 92-ball 48. Coming to chase, India easily pulled it off, thanks to brilliant start provided by Indian openers. Kris Srikkanth scored 77-ball 66, while Shastri crawled his way to unbeaten 148-ball 63. Imran Khan and Tahir Naggash were the only wicket takers from Pakistan. Post victory, Srikkanth was adjudged Man of The Match award and Shastri got Player of the Series award, which was followed by India’s victory lap at the venue.