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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

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

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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

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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

When the gods smiled on Mike Veletta

Jan 19, 2012: The Western Australian opener picked a fine time to bring out his A game in internationals - in the first World Cup Australia won

Sidharth Monga

England v Netherlands, Group B, World Cup 2011, Nagpur

England aim to prove their subcontinent credentials

Feb 20, 2011: Matt Prior might have been surprised to get a late call-up to England's World Cup squad, but is now ready to play a new role

Dileep Premachandran in Nagpur

Great Moments

One false shot, and a World Cup lost

Feb 26, 2007: Mike Gatting's impetuous reverse-sweep cost England more than a wicket in the 1987 final

Jayaditya Gupta

1987-88 World Cup - Final

┬ćAUSTRALIA v ENGLAND

1988: Toss: Australia

Top Performances

Veletta's forgotten gem

In a match remembered for Mike Gatting's reverse-sweep, David Boon's 75 and Steve Waugh's second last over, Mike Veletta's match-turning 45 is rarely given its due

Peter English
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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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