Former West Indies skipper and legendary Caribbean batsman Brian Lara turned 51 on Saturday, making it an opportune moment to re-visit his world record 400-run Test knock.
Lara's mammoth innings in the last Test of the four-match series against England in 2004 at the Antigua Recreation Stadium is still the highest individual score in Test cricket.
Lara's knock broke the record held by former Australia opener Matthew Hayden, who made 380 runs against Zimbabwe in 2003. Co-incidentally, Hayden had broken Lara's record of 375 at that time.
In Antigua, opting to bat first, Lara had come to the crease with West Indies at 98/2. The left-handed batsman then went on to mesmerise everyone with his knock, studded with 43 fours and four sixes.
Source: Times of India
BDST: 1626 HRS, May 2, 2020