India & Pakistan, 1987

This was the fourth Cricket World Cup event (called the Reliance Cup). It was held jointly in India and Pakistan, held 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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