ICC World Cup 1987 World Cup: Australia lord over the old enemy

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Australia made 270/6 and Navjot Singh Sidhu led the charge with a blazing 73. However, Craig McDermott’s 4/56 and Steve Waugh held their nerve as Australia won the match by one run. Australia survived some close encounters and barring the loss in the first match, India dominated the rest of the games with Sunil Gavaskar scoring his first and only century in the game against New Zealand in Nagpur, a match known for Chetan Sharma’s hat-trick.West Indies, the two-time champions, failed to replicate their dominance as they lost close games to England and Pakistan. The two teams entered the final, with Pakistan squaring off against Australia and India taking on England. In the semi-final at Lahore, Australia was boosted by an aggressive 65 from David Boon as they reached 267/6. In response, Javed Miandad struck 70 but Craig McDermott’s 5/44 gave Australia a tense 18-run win. In the second semi-final, Graham Gooch’s brilliant 115 helped England break Indian hearts as the hosts lost by 35 runs to crash out of the tournament.In the final between Australia and England in front of a packed Eden Gardens crowd, Australia chose to bat and a brilliant 75 from Boon combined with an aggressive 31-ball 45 from Mike Veletta helped Australia reach 253/5. Mike Gatting and Allan Lamb put England on course but when Gatting perished to Allan Border in attempting a reverse sweep, England lost their way and they lost by seven runs. Australia had conquered the final frontier in grand style.Most runs: Graham Gooch of England. Runs: 471. Average: 58.87Most wickets: Craig McDermott of Australia. Wickets: 18. Average:  18.94Venue: India and Pakistan New Delhi: The 1987 World Cup was revolutionary in plenty of ways. For the first time, the tournament was shifted out of England. It was hosted by two countries. India and Pakistan were the co-hosts of the ICC Cricket World Cup and the matches were reduced to 50-overs per side. Prudential, who had hosted the first three editions of the World Cup, was now replaced by Reliance, an Indian firm run by Dhirubhai Ambani at that time. The matches involved plenty of action and there were many memorable moments. In the end, Australia overcame the conditions and the odds to register their first World Cup triumph.Prior to their World Cup in 1987, Australia was involved in an epic Test series against India in 1986 and the tour was memorable due to the tied Test match at Chennai. The first encounter was once again between these two sides in Chepauk and the match was an absolute classic. Geoff Marsh led the charge with a brilliant century. During Dean Jones innings, the batsman lofted a shot straight down the ground and Ravi Shastri failed to catch it. The ball went over and the umpire declared it a four. However, the Australians did not believe it was a four and after a discussion with the umpires, the decision was changed to a six. The 1987 World Cup was held outside England for the first time.The ODI was reduced to 50-overs per side in this tournament. India crashed out in the semi-final against England at the Wankhede. highlightslast_img read more

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Can Spurs Halt City’s Premier League Run?Â

first_imgPep Guardiola’s hunger to make history with Manchester City remains undiminished after his side became the first in the history of the English top flight to win 15 successive games.City reached the milestone with a ruthless 4-0 victory at Swansea City on Wednesday, which preserved their massive 11-point lead at the Premier League summit. Manchester City faced their biggest test so far in this season Premier League last Sunday when they made a short trip to Old Trafford against bitter rival, Manchester United and Pep Guardiola got the better of old foe-Jose Mourinho, 2-1,and established an 11-point lead even with the league not yet at half way. The Citizens would hope to continue that run as they welcome another top flight team- Tottenham Hotspurs to the Etihad this weekend. A victory for the host would make the league a one-horse race, but in Spurs they have a real battle at hand They will face a sterner test today at home to a resurgent Tottenham Hotspur, but Guardiola is relishing the prospect of facing a rival team whose approach to the game chimes with his own.“Tottenham, with Chelsea, is the best team in the way to play football,” Guardiola said.“They don’t expect the other ones to take the initiative, they want to make their own game. It is another amazing test for us.“It is every three days. After Tottenham it is Leicester in the Carabao Cup, so there is not too much time to recover.“But we are ready to face them and try to keep that level we have shown in the last period.”City’s win at Swansea made them the first team in the history of English league football to have won 15 games in a row and they now have new milestones in sight.Beat Spurs at the Etihad Stadium and Guardiola will match his longest run of successive league wins with the great Barcelona team he led to a La Liga and Champions League double in 2010-11.He would then be just three wins off the overall record for Europe’s top five leagues, which he also set – a 19-game winning streak with Bayern Munich in 2013-14.City’s relentless form, and the spellbinding quality of their football, has led some observers to suggest they could be the finest team England has ever seen.But far from dreading the trip to the Etihad, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino will savour it.After four league games without a win, Spurs have won on their last two outings, crushing Stoke City 5-1 and beating Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0.Victory over Brighton on Wednesday took Spurs back into the top four and Pochettino says he and his players will travel to the northwest in buoyant mood.“We’re going to Manchester thinking we can win,” said the Argentinian, whose team came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at City last season.“We’re going to enjoy it, because it’s a fantastic challenge to play against Manchester City. They’re the best team in England and one of the best in Europe.“I’m so excited to play, because I love to play against teams and managers like Guardiola that are the best. I’m so motivated and so happy that we are going to play a team at their best.”Relations between the two managers were not as cordial in October, after Pochettino took exception to Guardiola’s description of his side as “the Harry Kane team”.Pochettino branded the comments “disrespectful”, but Guardiola said the Spurs manager had “made a mistake” in his interpretation of the remark.Kane, who found the net twice against Stoke, needs to score four more goals to beat Alan Shearer’s 1995 record of 36 Premier League goals in a calendar year.Dele Alli will expect to be recalled after starting the win over Brighton on the bench, but Toby Alderweireld remains injured and Davinson Sanchez is suspended.Sergio Aguero impressed on his return to City’s starting XI at Swansea, scoring a slick solo goal to seal victory, and will hope to keep his place against Spurs.Kyle Walker and Leroy Sane are both expected to return to the starting line-up, having watched the Swansea game from the bench.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Boris Johnson delays reopening of casinos in England

first_img UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Casinos in England are facing further delays in reopening their doors after Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed that the government will ‘squeeze that brake pedal’ in slowing down the spread of COVID-19.A number of venues, including casinos, were due to reopen on 1 August as the country began to ease restrictions. However, following a spike in cases across Greater Manchester and other northern cities, the reopening of such venues is delayed ‘by at least a fortnight’.During a Downing Street press conference, chief medical officer Chris Whitty explained that the country has ‘probably reached or neared the limits of what we can do in terms of opening up society’.Reacting to the news, Betting and Gaming Council CEO Michael Dugher raised concerns over potential job losses.Posting on Twitter, he said: “There is no evidence that casinos are ‘higher risk’ venues + what happened to the Govt’s local lockdown strategy? Why should a casino business remain closed in Bristol in the south west where Covid is low, because there’s a spike in Greater Manchester? Big threat to jobs.”It comes after the BGC criticised the government for failing to provide clarity over the reopening of casinos, claiming that it was an ‘inconsistent and nonsensical’ decision to keep doors closed.Every casino in the country has been closed since March 23 as part of the national effort to tackle the spread of the virus, with operators said to have been ‘working around the clock’ to ensure premises and operations adhere to guidelines. Submit Share BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020 StumbleUpon Share BGC calls for updates to ‘outdated’ payment regulations August 21, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

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