Reliance financed World Cup 1987 was the first to be held outside England. The new venue provided the new winner also. Here are the tournament statistics.
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Cricket went truly global in 1987, when the fourth edition of World Cup was organised outside England. 1983 winner India hosted the Reliance World Cup in association with Pakistan. The underdogs Australia not only lifted the cup, but started the new era of domination, with West Indies even failing to qualify for the semifinals.
The first World Cup outside India saw 7 test playing nations and Zimbabwe contest for the new winner. India could not repeat the West Indies feat and weak Australia finally became the winner, starting their domination of World Cricket.