An Asian coup, an Australian heist – the 1987 World Cup
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In the latest 81allout podcast we rewind to the World Cup in 1987 – when Australia pulled off a sensational triumph.

We talk about Allan Lamb taking on Courtney Walsh in Gujranwala, Gavaskar scorching a hundred, Dave Houghton blasting 142, Navjot "Sixer" Sidhu clattering the big ones, Gooch sweeping India out of the World Cup, Gatting reverse-sweeping to his doom, and a young Australian side enjoying a fairytale ride all the way to the summit. 

Also included: The behind-the-scenes stories to bring the World Cup to the subcontinent, Australia v Pakistan in Lahore being the cricket equivalent of Italy v Brazil 1982, and Walsh going home with a special carpet. 


Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee),

K Balakumar (@kbalakumar)

Vijay Arumugam (@vijayarumugam)

(Lead pic from here)

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