1987: Australia conquer sub-continent

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When the 1987 World Cup arrived in the sub-continent, Australia were definitely not the favourites to win it. When India and Pakistan were pooled into separate halves in the semi finals, expectations of a host-nation final began to rise. <br><br> Both England and Australia made it to the final with just one defeat in the campaign and were making their second appearance in the Final, both having lost to the dominant West Indies in the 1970s. <br><br> The unthinkable happened when Allan Border's young side posted a stunning seven-run victory over Mike Gatting's Englishmen in the final in front of 70,000 spectators at the Eden Gardens in Calcutta.

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