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Interesting facts from World Cup 1987

cricket Updated: Mar 11, 2007 17:05 IST

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9 was the closest match; while in terms of wickets, the closest win was achieved by Pakistan when they beat West Indies by one wicket at Lahore on October 16.

West Indians Desmond Haynes and Viv Richards added 182 runs for the third wicket against Sri Lanka at Karachi on October 31 — a tournament record.

Wicketkeepers Greg Dyer of Australia and Kiran More of India grabbed honours for the best performances in a match with four dismissals each. They were the best of the tournament as well, with 11 each.

Kapil Dev was the most successful fielder with five catches.

Australia's Craig McDermott (5-44 vs Pakistan at Lahore on November 4) was the only bowler to take five wickets in an innings in the tournament. He also topped the bowling tables with 18 at 18.94. Maninder Singh was India's best with 14 at 20.

Graham Gooch topped the batting charts with 471 at 58.87. The best for India was Sunil Gavaskar 300 at 50.00 Sri Lankan Asantha De Mel's ¦ figures of 10-0-97-1 against West Indies at Karachi on October 31 were the worst of the tournament; Roger Harper’s 10-2-15-0 in the same match were the most economical.

Winning the Cup for the first time by beating England at Calcutta on November 8, Australia took home £40,500, a new World Cup high.

The highest match aggregate was 539-16 in 99.5 overs, Aus (270-6) vs Ind (269) at Madras on October 9. The lowest aggregate was 271-12 in 72.1 overs, Zim (135) v Ind (136-2) at Bombay on October 17.

For the first time, three, batsmen — Graham Gooch (471), David Boon (447), and Geoff Marsh (428) — scored over 400 runs in a single World Cup, reflecting the transition from England to the batting heavens of the subcontinent.

--Compiled by Manoj