The 1987 Cricket World Cup (authoritatively the Reliance World Cup 1987 for sponsorship reasons) was the fourth release of the ICC Cricket World Cup competition. It was held from 8 October to 8 November 1987 in India and Pakistan – the main such competition to be held outside England. The one-day design was unaltered from the eight-group 1983 occasion with the exception of a lessening in the quantity of overs a group played from 60 to 50, the present standard for all ODIs being played outside England.
The opposition was won, out of the blue, by Australia who crushed their chief opponents England by seven keeps running in the most nearly battled World Cup last to date in Kolkata’s Eden Gardens stadium. The two host countries, India and Pakistan neglected to achieve the last, after both being disposed of in the semi-finals. The West Indies neglected to satisfy desires and did not progress from the gathering stage.