Team India: India’s World Cup hopes were dashed due to this player! Does anyone know.? | india vs england 1987 reliance world cup semifinal match on this day

Team India: India's World Cup hopes were dashed due to this player!  Does anyone know.?

Graham Gooch

The main strength for Teamindia is the spin. Supports rivals on home or foreign pitches with spin. Teamindia shocked many strong teams with their spin. It is a known fact that TeamIndia has beaten many strong teams with its spin strength. However, in the face of that spin bowling, many batsmen showed the dots to India. Exactly one such incident took place in 1987. An English batsman scored a stunning century in the Reliance World Cup semi-finals that year and was instrumental in Team India’s exit from the tournament. He’s not opener Graham Gooch. The match took place on November 5, 1987 (today).

India captain Kapil Dev won the toss and elected to bowl first. Graham Gooch, who played the bowling of seamers like Kapil Dev, Manoj Prabhakar and Chetan Sharma, entertained with sweep shots in Shastri-Maninder Singh’s spin bowling. Gooch played a total of 136 balls and scored 115 runs with a strike rate of 84.56. He had 11 fours in his innings. Gooch was assisted by captain Mike Gatting (56) as England lost 6 wickets for 254 runs in the allotted overs. Among Indian bowlers, Maninder Singh took 3 wickets. Kapil Dev took 2 wickets and Chetan Sharma took one wicket.

All the batsmen except Azhar were disappointed.

TeamIndia batsmen who came to bat as part of the target were utterly disappointed. With the exception of Mohammad Azharuddin (64), no one else has played a significant innings. Chris Srikanth (31) and Kapil Dev (30) were the main contributors. India collapsed to 219 in the allotted overs. They lost by 35 runs. With this match, India exited the World Cup.

This is the last international match of Sunil Gavaskar’s career. He scored just four runs and joined the pavilion. England bowlers Eddie Hemings took four wickets and Neil Foster took three. In the end, Australia and England met in the final. Aussies won the World Cup trophy.

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