Cricket: ...and when England last won a Test series

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In February 1987 England completed their successful Ashes tour of Australia, their last major Test series victory before yesterday's win over South Africa. That year...

Everton won the First Division title by nine points. Liverpool finished runners-up.

Coventry City secured a 3-2 victory over Tottenham in the FA Cup Final thanks to Gary Mabbutt's own-goal in extra-time.

Halifax triumphed 19-18 over St Helens in rugby league's Challenge Cup final.

There were fears that fencing would have to be erected around Twickenham following the abandonment of the John Player Cup final, two minutes from time, due to a pitch invasion. Bath won the match, beating Wasps 19-12.

Pat Cash became the first Australian to win Wimbledon since John Newcombe in 1971. Cash comfortably disposed of Ivan Lendl in three sets.

Nick Faldo added weight to his billing as the world's top golfer when he won the Open.

And in that month of February...

Terry Waite and three others were held hostage in Beirut.

Prime Minister Magaret Thatcher announced plans for radical poll tax reforms.

British Telecom workers ended their two-week strike.

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