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1987 Cricket World Cup-History and facts

by on February 12, 2011
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Reliance world cup cricket 1987 was held jointly in Pakistan and India. It was the first world cup cricket which was held outside England, and which had 50 overs innings. 8 countries played this tournament. The top 8 test teams Australia, Pakistan, England, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, West Indies and India participated in the tournament. First round matches were played in 2 groups each with 4 teams.

1987 World Cup Cricket final match:

Final of 1987 world cup was played between England and Australia. Australia defeated England by 7 runs. Mahboob Shah and Ram Gupta were the final match umpires. David Boon was man of the match.

Best batting performances of World cup cricket 1987:

Highest score was of 360 runs by West Indies against Sri Lanka. Highest successful chase was 270 runs by Australia against India. Vivian Richards scored 181 runs which was the highest individual score. Gooch scored maximum aggregate score of the 1987 cricket world cup, which were 471 runs. 539 was the highest aggregate score in the match between India and Australia.

Maximum boundaries, centuries and fifties in World cup cricket 1987:

GA Gooch scored 45 fours. Richards scored 13 sixes. GF Marsh of Australia scored 2 centuries and DC Boon of Australia scored 5 fifties. ALF de Mel of Sri Lanka got the maximum ducks.

Bowling records of world cup cricket 1987:

CJ McDermott took 5 wickets in a match to set the record for 1987 cricket world cup. He took 18 wickets in this world cup which was the highest number of wickets taken in 1987 world cup cricket by any individual bowler.

Partnership records of world cup cricket 1987:

Desmond Haynes and Richards shared 182 runs partnership for 3rd wicket. It was scored in the match against Sri Lanka.

Catches and Wicket Keeping records 1987 World cup cricket:

Kapil Dev of India took 5 catches. Kiran More of India and GC Dyer of Australia dismissed 11.

Interesting matches of the world cup cricket 1987:

Sri lanka lost to West Indies with a margin of 191 runs. India defeated New Zealand by 9 wickets.  Pakistan’s Abdul Qadir scored 14 runs in last over against West Indies to save the match. In another incident, Mike Gatting was caught while playing a not so good reverse sweep off Allen Border in the final match. This wicket turned the table in favor of Australia.

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