Fourth ODI Cricket World Cup 1987 was played in India between 8 International Teams. The first World Cup to be held away from England was also the first to feature neutral umpires. England, India, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and West Indias participated for the 4th Cricket World Cup tournament. Total 27 games were played at 19 different venues of India.
India began their title defence in Chennai against Australia. India sent Australia in to bat after which David Boon and Geoff Marsh gave their team a strong start with a 110-run opening stand. The 1987 ICC cricket World Cup, hosted by India and Pakistan, saw Australia coming out victorious by defeating England by 7 runs at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on November 9.
England appeared to be cruising to victory in the final against Australia at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens when Mike Gatting tried a reverse sweep off opposing captain Allan Border’s first delivery and lobbed a simple catch. A well-drilled and disciplined Australia side went on to win by seven runs with the core of the team who later thrashed England in the 1989 Ashes series and eventually succeeded West Indies as unofficial world test champions.
The fourth edition of ICC cricket World Cup was hosted jointly by India and Pakistan from October 8 to November 8. From 1987 World Cup the number overs in each innings of a match was reduced from 60 to 50; the format of the game remained otherwise unchanged from 1983. All the eight teams that qualified in 1987 were the same as 1983.
|1975||England||West Indies||West Indies won by 17 runs||Australia|
|1979||England||West Indies||West Indies won by 92 run||England|
|1983||England||India||India won by 43 runs||West Indies|
|1987||Ind & Pak||Australia||Australia won by 7 runs||England|
|1992||Aus & NZ||Pakistan||Pakistan won by 22 runs||England|
|1996||Ind,Pak & SL||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets||Australia|
|1999||England||Australia||Australia won by 8 wickets||Pakistan|
|2003||South Africa||Australia||Australia won by 125 runs||India|
|2007||West Indies||Australia||Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method)||Sri Lanka|
|2011||Ind,SL & Ban||India||India won by 6 wickets||Sri Lanka|
|2015||Aus & NZ||Australia||Australia won by 7 wkts||New Zealand|