Mumbai: Amid the lockdown in India due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, here is a chance for all the fans to relive one of India’s greatest cricket victories, thanks to Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN).

SPSN, in a 12-part series named ‘The Blue Revolution’, will telecast India’s landmark victory in the 1985 Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket which was the first major tournament India won in coloured clothing and established its dominance in cricket across the globe.

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SPSN deep dives into the historical archives to revisit the victorious campaign of the 1985 B&H World Championship of Cricket in ‘The Blue Revolution’.

The series launches on Monday (May 4) and will be aired exclusively on SONY SIX and SONY SIX HD channels from 8:30 PM IST.

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As a part of the build-up to the marquee episodes and matches, SPSN has organised a series of live interactive chat sessions with some of the Indian cricket legends and heroes of the unbeaten class of ’85 - Ravi Shastri, Roger Binny, Madan Lal and Laxman Sivaramakrishnan.

The sessions will be hosted by TV journalist Rajdeep Sardesai and former team director of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Joy Bhattacharya, and sports enthusiasts can watch them in conversation LIVE at @SonySportsIndia, the official Facebook page of Sony Pictures Sports Network. 

The World Championship of Cricket was a ‘mini’ World Cup played between seven teams: India, Australia, England, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and West Indies. Before touching down in Australia in 1985, the Indian team had lost three series on the bounce and were one of the least favorites to win the tournament, even after the heroic 1983 World Cup finals win over West Indies.

Led by Sunil Gavaskar, the Indian team donned the Blue Jersey for the first time and went on to beat all teams in the series and eventually winning the finals against archrivals Pakistan. Since then, only one color has been associated with the Indian cricket team and this built the foundation for the ‘The Blue Revolution’.

Watch the BLUE REVOLUTION starting from May 4, 2020 at 8:30 PM IST exclusively on SONY SIX and SONY SIX HD channels

 

Date

Match

Result

04.05.2020

England v Australia

Australia won by 7 wickets

05.05.2020

Pakistan v India

India won by 6 wickets

06.05.2020

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

New Zealand won by 51 runs

07.05.2020

Pakistan v Australia

Pakistan won by 62 runs

08.05.2020

India v England

India won by 86 runs

09.05.2020

Sri Lanka v West Indies

West Indies won by 8 wickets

11.05.2020

Pakistan v England

Pakistan won by 67 runs

12.05.2020

Australia v India

India won by 8 wickets

13.05.2020

New Zealand v India

India won by 7 wickets

14.05.2020

West Indies v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 7 wickets

15.05.2020

New Zealand v West Indies

West Indies won by 86 wickets

16.05.2020

Final - Pakistan v India

India won by 8 wickets