Reliance World Cup 1987/88

Winner - Australia

When the gods smiled on Mike Veletta

The Western Australian opener picked a fine time to bring out his A game in internationals - in the first World Cup Australia won

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Points Table

Group A

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts RR
India 6 5 1 0 0 20 5.413
Australia 6 5 1 0 0 20 5.193
New Zealand 6 2 4 0 0 8 4.887
Zimbabwe 6 0 6 0 0 0 3.757

Group B

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts RR
Pakistan 6 5 1 0 0 20 5.007
England 6 4 2 0 0 16 5.140
West Indies 6 3 3 0 0 12 5.160
Sri Lanka 6 0 6 0 0 0 4.041

Statistics

Reliance World Cup, 1987/88 (in India/Pakistan ODIs)

One-Day Internationals

Steve Waugh enjoys a beer after the World Cup final
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Dean Jones his out during his unbeaten 56 against New Zealand
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Navjot Sidhu bats in the 1987 World Cup
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Abdul Qadir bowls
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Philip DeFreitas bats
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Tournament Results
Australia v England at Kolkata - Nov 8, 1987
Australia won by 7 runs
India v England at Mumbai - Nov 5, 1987
England won by 35 runs
Pakistan v Australia at Lahore - Nov 4, 1987
Australia won by 18 runs
India v New Zealand at Nagpur - Oct 31, 1987
India won by 9 wickets (with 107 balls remaining)
Pakistan v West Indies at Karachi - Oct 30, 1987
West Indies won by 28 runs
Australia v Zimbabwe at Cuttack - Oct 30, 1987
Australia won by 70 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Pune - Oct 30, 1987
England won by 8 wickets (with 52 balls remaining)
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