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Legends who played that match: 
Javed Miandad (PAK)
Imran Khan (PAK)
Kapil Dev (IND)
M Amarnath (IND)
RJ Shastri (IND)
L Sivaramakrishnan (IND)
DB Vengsarkar (IND)

LOT 38 - B&H 1985 World Championship bat signed by finalists India & Pakistan

  • Pakistan chose to bat after winning the toss. India got on top early in the final with Kapil Dev reducing Pakistan to 4 for 33 before Javed Miandad and Imran Khan began a rescue act after both were controversially given not out when edging two balls to the wicketkeeper. 17-year-old leg spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan picked 3 in the match and had been a revelation during the tournament. Pakistan's low total of 9 for 176 constituted a good recovery in the circumstances. It was the first time in the tournament that India had failed to bowl out the opposition. India bagged 49 out of a maximum possible 50 wickets in the tournament. Indian openers Ravi Shastri and Krishnamachari Srikkanth each had wonderful tournaments and another fabulous display in the final sealed India's victory. Each were rewarded at the end of the match with Srikkanth winning the Player of the Match and Shastri being named the Champion of Champions. He was awarded with the famous Audi 100 motor car, which he immediately paraded around the MCG with his entire team in or on the car. The attendance of 35,296 was the highest in Australia for a match in which the home side was not involved.

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