The Cricket World Cup held in India and Pakistan in 1987 was the fourth World Cup event (at the time called the Reliance Cup). It was held jointly in India and Pakistan, from October 9 to November 8, 1987.
The final was played between Australia and England at the Eden Gardens stadium in Calcutta India. Australia made 253 in their 50 overs with a loss of 5 wickets. In reply, England came up just short, making 246 in their 50 overs for a loss of 8 wickets. Australia won by 7 runs, their first World Cup tournament victory.
- It was the first World Cup held outside of England.
- The format was unchanged from previous World Cups, except for a reduction in the number of overs a team played from 60 to 50.
- The first hat-trick at the World Cup was by Indian Chetan Sharma in a game against New Zealand in 1987
- Australian David Boon was man of the final match, and the winning captain was Allan Border
- There were 8 participating countries: Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe.