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The 1987 World Cup was performed within the sub-continent with neighbouring rivals India and Pakistan taking part in the co-host whereas previous foes Australia and England met within the summit conflict in Kolkata. It was a second closing look for each England and Australia. Each England and Australia have been denied their earlier WC bid by the identical opponent West Indies in 1975 and 1979 respectively.
With former winners West Indies and India out of the match, the carpet was set for a brand new champion and it was Allan Border’s Australia that outclassed England to grow to be the brand new cricket powerhouse. This victory additionally marked the beginning of Australia’s domination in world cricket.
Each England and Australia’s journey to the 1987 WC closing was an similar one – completed on the second spot of their respective grounds after which battered table-toppers India and Pakistan respectively within the semis to qualify for the showpiece occasion in Kolkata.
On judgment day, Australia landed the primary blow by successful the toss. Batting first, Aussie opener David Boon gave his facet a brisk begin by scoring 75 runs off 125 balls with the assistance of seven boundaries. Boon was additionally supported by his teammates – Geoff Marsh (24), Dean Jones (33) and Border (31) – as Australia posted a goal of 253/5 in fifty overs in entrance of their opponents. Mike Veletta additionally scored a quickfire 45 runs off 31 balls.
Chasing 254 for a win, England’s begin was not nice as their opener Tim Robinson was eliminated for a golden duck. Nonetheless, Graham Gooch (35) and Invoice Athey (58) steadied their ship and put them heading in the right direction to victory.
The duo of Mike Gatting and Allan Lamb additional strengthened their place by scoring 41 and 45 runs respectively. Border introduced Australia again into the sport by dismissing Getting and shortly England’s wicket began tumbling. Ultimately, England fell seven runs wanting Australia’s whole as Border turned the primary Aussie captain to elevate the WC trophy.