5. Clive Lloyd (West Indies) – 102 vs Australia, 1975
Everyone remembers the first, don’t they? The first World Cup final was held at the “Mecca of Cricket” – Lords cricket ground. The final was played between the two dominating superpowers at that time – West Indies and Australia. The worrying factor about the Aussies, was that they had an awesome pace attack and could trouble the best of opposition on their day. Ian Chappel put West Indies to bat and it was pressure straightaway as West Indies lost 3 wickets with just 50 runs on the board. Captain Lloyd came in and had to play a captain’s knock which he did eventually. Lloyd showed how brutal he can be to the Aussie quicks and played the most important knock of the tournament. Lloyd was punishing the bowlers, bringing up his hundred in just 82 balls. He brought up his ton with his trademark cover drive to the boundary. He went shortly after that but the world witnessed one of the brutal innings played all time. He is no.5 in the list.