World Cup – England Vs Australia, 1987

Mr. Gatting Plays the Reverse Sweep

The semi final lineup was made up of arch rivals & the Ashes pair left the Asian giants licking their wounds and played a thrilling final at Eden Gardens.

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Boonie Anchors
The Burly Tasmanian plays the anchor role ably supported by Deano, Marsh & McDermott. Australia - 166/3
Veletta & Border
Veletta (45*) ups the tempo with a useful 31 from his skipper. Aus - 253/5 in 50 overs.
Goochie - Clear & Present Danger
Gooch comes into the final with 3 successive Man-of-the-Match awards. The Aussies have got to get rid of him.
Gatting Makes It Look Easy
Exit one super hero. Enter another. Gatting uses the reverse sweep to good effect. Athey holds the other end making 58 in true Test Match fashion.
Border chances his arm & Gatting uses the reverse sweep to ..ahem… Enter Allan Lamb.
Steve Waugh Cooks Lamb
36 needed from 22. Gettable with Allan Lamb still there. But son when you underestimate Steve Waugh, you are in for a surprise.
The DeFreitas Scare
Allan Lamb may be gone, but DeFreitas shows some fight belting the ball.
2 Sixes Will Win It
Two sixes will win it.. Ha ha ha… Border's men hold their nerve. The Kangaroos win the Reliance World Cup.