India & Pakistan, 1987

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.



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