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Mike Gatting on the stroke that cost England dear in 1987

March 09, 2007
England captain Mike Gatting is famously remembered for playing the reverse sweep that saw him get caught behind by wicketkeeper Greg Dyer off captain Allan Border during the 1987 World Cup final against Australia.

Many, including Gatting himself, believe that the shot was the defining moment in the final, and the one that cost the Englishmen the title.

'The reverse sweep was a turning point in Australia's fortunes in the 1987 World Cup and a huge disappointment for us,' says Gatting, recalling that infamous shot.

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