The World Cup leaves England

Amrit Mathur on how the 1987 edition marked the first steps towards altering international cricket's power dynamics

Lamb's Gujranwala jailbreak

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

Vignettes: 15

King Viv flays the Lankans

It was Sri Lanka's bad luck that they ran into a West Indies side smarting from a loss to England, and Viv Richards at his best

Vignettes: 16

Sunil Gavaskar's last opus

The latter-day Gavaskar was a different batsman, and against New Zealand he played the sort of innings few expected from him

Vignettes: 18

Veletta's forgotten gem

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

Vignettes: 19

One false shot, and a World Cup lost

Mike Gatting, not particularly known for his daredevilry, chose the final to play a reverse sweep that cost England more than just a wicket

WOrld cup timeline

Quiz

Who had the most expensive bowling figures in the tournament?

  • A. Danny Morrison
  • B. Courtney Walsh
  • C. Ashantha de Mel
  • D. Winston Benjamin

Stats

Most Runs
Player Mat Runs HS Ave SR
GA Gooch (Eng) 8 471 115 58.87 70.29
DC Boon (Aus) 8 447 93 55.87 76.67
GR Marsh (Aus) 8 428 126* 61.14 68.26
IVA Richards (WI) 6 391 181 65.16 107.41
MW Gatting (Eng) 8 354 60 50.57 95.93
Most Wickets
Player Mat Wkts BBI Ave Econ
CJ McDermott (Aus) 8 18 5/44 18.94 4.67
Imran Khan (Pak) 7 17 4/37 13.05 4.45
BP Patterson (WI) 6 14 3/31 18.07 4.51
Maninder Singh (India) 7 14 3/21 20.00 4.00
EE Hemmings (Eng) 6 13 4/52 21.07 4.60

Scorecards