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Do you remember the 1987 World Cup?

Nov 8, 2017: Australia's first World Cup win. Cricket's first major tournament in the subcontinent. Thirty years on, how good are your memories of it?

ESPNcricinfo staff

'How'd I do that?'

Jan 22, 2017: Thirty years on, Tom Moody reflects on Australia's World Cup triumph of 1987 - the tournament that no one expected them to win

Daniel Brettig

World Cup 2015: West Indies

Lessons in hurt may help West Indies

Feb 20, 2015: Roger Harper remembers West Indies' one-wicket defeat to Pakistan at the 1987 World Cup

Alagappan Muthu

My First World Cup

'Everyone wanted us to win and nothing else'

Feb 4, 2015: In 1987, Kiran More understood what it felt like to be favourites for the World Cup

Of ghosting Imran and other tales

Jan 21, 2015: Being at the 1987 and 1992 World Cups - one as a journalist, another as a member of the BCCI - was a study in contrasts

Amrit Mathur

World Cup No. 4: the big story

The World Cup leaves England

Dec 22, 2014: 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

Amrit Mathur

Forgotten Classics

Lamb's Gujranwala jailbreak

Dec 11, 2014: England needed a daunting 91 off the last ten overs against West Indies. One batsman braved dehydration to cut the total down to size

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

Men of the Finals

'The glue that kept Australia's innings together'

Nov 26, 2014: David Boon played an anchoring role with a measured 75 at the top of the order

Forgotten Classics

Houghton takes on New Zealand

Nov 16, 2014: Dave Houghton fought excruciating humidity to score a heroic 142 in Hyderabad in 1987, bringing his side within touching distance of upsetting New Zealand

Interviews by Tristan Holme

My First World Cup

'We were rank outsiders in 1987'

Nov 14, 2014: Steve Waugh was 22 when he played his first World Cup, in which he played a vital role with the ball, especially at a tense stage in the final at Eden Gardens


Going subcontinental

Nov 1, 2014: The fourth World Cup saw the beginning of Australian dominance


Veletta's forgotten gem

Oct 30, 2014: When talk turns to the 1987 final, Mike Veletta's match-turning 45 is rarely given its due


Sunny's last opus

Oct 30, 2014: Gavaskar was a different batsman in 1987, having shed some of his orthodoxy, and against New Zealand, he played the sort of innings few expected from him


Billy the Kid breaks Pakistan hearts

Oct 30, 2014: Craig McDermott's pace and accuracy left Imran Khan's dream of lifting the World Cup on the subcontinent shattered in 1987


King Viv flays the Lankans

Oct 30, 2014: It was just Sri Lanka's bad luck in 1987 that they ran into a West Indies side smarting from a loss to England, and Viv Richards at his vintage best


One false shot, and a World Cup lost

Oct 30, 2014: Mike Gatting, not particularly known for his daredevilry, chose the 1987 final to play an impetuous reverse sweep that cost England more than just a wicket

Greatest Teams

One-day giants

Dec 1, 2011: Five one-day international sides that have left a lasting mark on the game

George Dobell

No. 32

The 1983 and 1987 World Cups

Oct 10, 2010: They marked a significant shift in cricket's balance of power from England to India

Great Moments

The gracious Mr Walsh

Mar 26, 2007: When West Indies' strike bowler would rather lose a match than run a batsman out for backing up too far

Top Performances

King Viv flays the Lankans

Mar 11, 2007: Once Richards got going, Ratnayeke and Co had nowhere to hide

Dileep Premachandran
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