It was first awarded in 1963 to commemorate the hundredth edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. Lara's 400 not out against England in 2004, his second Test triple-century, is the highest score in Test cricket and the only instance of a Test quadruple century. Here we take a look at the 5 best Test knocks of Brian Charles Lara. In the 131 Test matches that he played for the West Indies over 2 decades, the “Prince Of Trinidad” scored a colossal 11953 runs including 34 centuries, 9 double centuries, 2 triple centuries and a quadruple century!

[20], Brian Lara is popularly nicknamed as "The Prince of Port of Spain" or simply "The Prince". //

In July 2014, he played for the MCC side in the Bicentenary Celebration match at Lord's. View: Can the next United States president restrain China better? As a captain, he scored five double-centuries, which is the highest by any one who is in charge.

When Lara was in his element, the bowlers used to wilt under pressure as he dismantled attacks with sheer disdain. He became the sixth batsman to score a century in one session, doing so against Pakistan on 21 November 2006. His scores of 501 in 1st class cricket and 400* in Test cricket remains the highlight of his glittering and illustrious career. He has been described as a compact player who heavily favours scoring on the offside. The Wisden 100 rates Lara's 153 not out against Australia in Bridgetown in 1998–99 as the second-best innings ever after Sir Donald Bradman's 270 against England in Melbourne in 1936–37.

Later that season, under his captaincy, West Indies won the two match Test series against Sri Lanka 1–0 with Lara making a double-century in the First Test. What is making your medicines safe to consume, 3 stocks to buy if the market corrects from here. The Wisden Trophy is awarded to the winner of the Test cricket series played between England and the West Indies. He was voted as second-scariest batsman to face in the "World's Scariest Batsman" poll of international bowlers. [23] He captained the tournament-winning Trinidad and Tobago, who profited from a match-winning 116 from Lara. [17] On 14 September 2012 he was inducted to the ICC's Hall of Fame at the awards ceremony held in Colombo, Sri Lanka as a 2012–13 season inductee along with Australians Glenn McGrath and former England women all-rounder Enid Bakewell. This page was last edited on 27 October 2020, at 16:01. [citation needed] Lara was also a talented football player in his youth and often played with his close friends Dwight Yorke, Shaka Hislop and Russell Latapy while growing up together in Trinidad. Walsh bagged a five-wicket haul and Ambrose and Pedro Colins chipped in with 2 wickets each. Flipkart and Amazon, the two leading e-commerce marketplaces in the country, have been steadily investing in automation technologies o ... Do you think India has the preparedness to leapfrog into an AI-led era? His father Bunty and one of his older sisters Agnes Cyrus enrolled him in the local Harvard Coaching Clinic at the age of six for weekly coaching sessions on Sundays.

A condescending attitude towards a career as long and multidimensional as Tendulkar’s is a type of bigotry.

Brian is one of eleven siblings. Virender Sehwag names THESE two cricketers who can break Brian Lara’s record individual score of 400 - Virender Sehwag, the former India cricket team opener, has said that Rohit Sharma and David Warner have the capability to break Brian Lara’s world record individual record of 400 in Tests.

He scored the largest proportion (53.83 per cent) of his team's runs in a Test (221 out of 390 and 130 out of 262). For his performances in 2005, he was named in the World Test XI by ICC. The Australian cricket team toured the Caribbean from February to April 1999 to play four Tests and seven One Day Internationals (ODIs) against the West Indies. Will Jacks hit Stephen Parry for six sixes in an over on the way to his ton. Lara also holds the record for the highest individual score in a Test innings after scoring 400 not out against England at Antigua in 2004. He has participated in golfing tournaments throughout the Caribbean region and has won titles. In the third-round game (Trinidad got a bye in the second round).

He nevertheless affirmed his commitment to returning to Twenty20 cricket,[40] and on 27 June 2010 appeared for the Marylebone Cricket Club match against a touring Pakistan team, scoring 37 from 32 balls. This list of Test cricket triple centuries shows all … His partners were Roger Twose (115 partnership – 2nd wicket), Trevor Penney (314 – 3rd), Paul Smith (51 – 4th) and Keith Piper (322 unbroken – 5th). [9] The unbeaten 153 he scored against Australia in 1999 was rated as the second-best Test innings of all time by the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 2001. Lara went on to name his daughter Sydney after scoring 277 at SCG. if (window.showTocToggle) { var tocShowText = "show"; var tocHideText = "hide"; showTocToggle(); } Brian Lara is a former cricketer and captain of the West Indies cricket team. He won the Man of the Match award for both matches and was also named Man of the Series. Steve Waugh narrowly missed on out on a double century and was dismissed for 199 as Australia was eventually bowled out for 490. [60] 1987 was a breakthrough year for Lara, when in the West Indies Youth Championships he scored 498 runs breaking the record of 480 by Carl Hooper set the previous year. He was the fastest batsman to score 10,000 (with, He scored 34 Test centuries; joint-fifth along with, Nine of his centuries are double-centuries (surpassed only by, Two of them are triple-centuries (matched by Australia's. When he was 15 years old, he played in his first West Indian under-19 youth tournament and that same year, Lara represented West Indies in Under-19 cricket. It was also in 1990 that he made his belated Test debut for West Indies against Pakistan, scoring 44 and 5. West Indies played five Tests against England - two in June and three in August - with a triangular One Day International (ODI) series involving Zimbabwe in July. It was Sherwin Cambell’s century in the 1st innings that helped the hosts reach the score of 329, 161 runs adrift of Australia’s first innings score.

[2] His accomplishments with the bat saw him chosen as the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year in 1994, [3] as well as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1995. In the West Indian domestic competitions he plays for the Windward Islands. Till date, the Lara 400 not out knock remains the highest individual score in Test cricket. The only other four-match Test series, as of February 2020, to finish with the same result was England at home to Pakistan in 2006. Six other players were involved in this dispute, including stars Chris Gayle, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Dwayne Bravo. The former West Indies skipper scored 400 not out against England at St John’s, Antigua back in April 2004. Brian Charles Lara was a phenomenon - a batsman who made even people from distant lands fall in love with his flamboyance. [6] The 375 he made against England in 1994 was the highest individual Test score for nine years, until Matthew Hayden surpassed it in 2003. Kohli achieved the feat during the second ODI against West Indies when he hit Jason Holder for a boundary in the 32nd over. [24] In his second first-class match he made 92 against a Barbados attack containing Joel Garner and Malcolm Marshall, two greats of West Indies teams. On 16 December 2006 he became the first player for the West Indies to pass 10,000 One Day International runs,[32] and, along with Sachin Tendulkar, one of only two players, at the time, to do so in both forms of the game. [CDATA[ He captained the tournament-winning Trinidad and Tobago, who profited from a match-winning 116 from Lara. Perhaps the only player after Sir Donald Bradman to notch up gigantic individual scores consistently at the highest level, Lara holds the record for the highest individual score both in Test and first-class level.

As a starter, he had a good team to work with but during the latter half of his career the West Indies team lacked depth and penetration and he was the lone warrior in the field.

Sachin Tendulkar is the highest run-scorer in the history of the gentleman’s game with about 34,357 runs in 664 matches including 100 international centuries.