Reliance World Cup 1987/88

Winner - Australia

World Cup No. 4: the big story

The World Cup leaves England

The 1987 edition marked the first steps towards altering international cricket's power dynamics, and gave birth to the rotation system for hosting World Cups

Forgotten Classics

Lamb's Gujranwala jailbreak

England needed a daunting 91 off the last ten overs against West Indies. One batsman braved dehydration to cut the total down to size

Men of the Finals

'The glue that kept Australia's innings together'

David Boon played an anchoring role with a measured 75 at the top of the order

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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Steve Waugh bats during the 1987 World Cup
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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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