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WC 2015: How defending champions have done in World Cups, here is the list

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Sydney, March 25: Defending champions India were given a target of 329 by hosts Australia in the second semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. Can India successfully chase the target?

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Here is the performance of the defending champions in the previous World Cups:

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1979: Defending champions West Indies won the title again.

1983: Defending champions West Indies finished as the runners-up, lost to India in the final.

1987: Defending champions India lost to England in the semi-final.

1992: Defending champions Australia failed to make the semi-final.

1996: Defending champions Pakistan lost to India in the quarter-final.

1999: Defending champions Sri Lanka failed to make the semi-final.

2003: Defending champions Australia won the title again.

2007: Defending champions Australia won the title again.

2011: Defending champions Australia lost to India in the quarter-final.

2015: Defending champions India lost to Australia in the semi-final.

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Story first published: Thursday, March 26, 2015, 14:02 [IST]
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