1987 Final: Reverse sweep gives it away

The 1987 World Cup was lifted by Allan Border captain of Australia who won against archrivals England by 7 runs in the most closely fought World Cup final to date.

England were marching onto victory when in a moment of madness captain Mike Gatting decided to employ a high risk reverse sweep against the leftarm spin of his opposite number – Allan Border.

England then collapsed from a position of strength with the fall of this wicket and handed an unexpected win to the Aussies.

Eden Gardens 1987.


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shanewarne
2021-01-15 09:37:47
Border led the way to this upset win over England
JohnDonnell
2008-06-13 00:00:00
Gatting never lived down this idiotic shot. It was simply not on as England were so far in front, and had the game in the bag. Just shows that the batsmen who are set should see it through as new batsmen find it hard to adjust and the pressure just gets to them.
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