result
Final, Kolkata, Nov 8 1987, Reliance World Cup
(50 ov, target 254)246/8
Australia won by 7 runs
player of the match
David Boon
Australia
Australia INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
David Boon c †Downton b Hemmings751251597060.00
Geoff Marsh  b Foster2449713048.97
Dean Jones c Athey b Hemmings3357751157.89
Craig McDermott  b Gooch148620175.00
Allan Border (c)run out (Robinson/†Downton)31314830100.00
Mike Veletta not out 45315060145.16
Steve Waugh not out 54500125.00
Extras(b 1, lb 13, nb 7, w 5)26
TOTAL(50 Ov, RR: 5.06)253/5
Fall of wickets: 1-75 (Geoff Marsh), 2-151 (Dean Jones), 3-166 (Craig McDermott), 4-168 (David Boon), 5-241 (Allan Border)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Phil DeFreitas613405.66---00
Gladstone Small603305.50---00
Neil Foster1003813.80---00
Eddie Hemmings1014824.80---00
John Emburey1004404.40---00
Graham Gooch814215.25---00
England INNINGS (target: 254 runs from 50 overs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Graham Gooch lbw b O'Donnell3557744061.40
Tim Robinson lbw b McDermott012000.00
Bill Athey run out (Waugh/Reid)581031262056.31
Mike Gatting (c)c †Dyer b Border4145553191.11
Allan Lamb  b Waugh4555564081.81
Paul Downton c O'Donnell b Border981310112.50
John Emburey run out (Boon/McDermott)1016270062.50
Phil DeFreitas c Reid b Waugh17101021170.00
Neil Foster not out 761200116.66
Gladstone Small not out 33600100.00
Extras(b 1, lb 14, nb 4, w 2)21
TOTAL(50 Ov, RR: 4.92)246/8
Did not bat: Eddie Hemmings 
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Tim Robinson), 2-66 (Graham Gooch), 3-135 (Mike Gatting), 4-170 (Bill Athey), 5-188 (Paul Downton), 6-218 (John Emburey), 7-220 (Allan Lamb), 8-235 (Phil DeFreitas)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Craig McDermott1015115.09---00
Bruce Reid1004304.30---00
Steve Waugh903724.11---00
Simon O'Donnell1013513.50---00
Tim May402706.75---00
Allan Border703825.42---00
MATCH DETAILS
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesReliance World Cup
Season1987/88
Player Of The Match
David Boon
David Boon
Series resultAustralia won the 1987/88 Reliance World Cup
Match numberODI no. 477
Match daysday(50-over match)
Umpires
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Mahboob Shah
India Image
Ram Gupta