- On this day in 1994, Lara scored the highest score in first class cricket.
- Lara played an unbeaten 501 against Durham while playing for Warwickshire.
- Legendary batsman Brian Lara broke Hanif Mohammad’s record of 499 runs during this period.
Brian Charles Lara. The prince of the world of cricket. This left-handed classical batsman has many records in his name. Lara was a fear for the bowlers. Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne, Wasim Akram – If you listen to any bowler, Lara will be at the top
Lara’s specialty was to play long innings.
Lara’s specialty was playing long innings with aggression. He would stay at the crease. And keep beating the bowlers. Watching him bat would have been like watching a stern dancer dance. Sometimes his bat used to move like an artist’s whip and sometimes like a woodcutter’s axe. He had diversity. Lara does wonders.
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Twice broke the record for most runs in an innings
Twice in Test cricket, he holds the record for most runs in an innings. First, Sir Garfield Sobers scored 375 runs by breaking the record of 365 runs and then when Matthew Hayden broke his record by scoring 380 runs against Zimbabwe, Lara made a record by scoring 400 runs. But today there will be discussion of such an innings of Lara which may not be in international cricket but will always be remembered in the history of cricket.
Highest score in first class cricket
On this day in the year 1994, Lara scored the highest score in first class cricket. A record that no one has achieved before him. And not even after that. Lara touched the score of 501 runs. Unbeaten. Within two months of his Test score of 375, Lara surpassed Hanif Mohammad, the original little master of Pakistan, to score 499 runs. Playing for English county Warwickshire, Lara achieved this against Durham at Edgbaston.
got life like this
Luck was with Lara in this match. And was totally together. He got bowled when he was batting on just 12 runs. But the ball was a no-ball. When he reached 18, wicketkeeper Chris Scott dropped his catch. Scott’s mouth suddenly came out – ‘Oh dear, now he will score a century.’ But a century was just a ladder. Lara kept on rising and the floor of the score went up. Overall, Lara faced a total of 427 balls. Hit 62 fours and hit 10 sixes. This was his seventh century in the last 8 first-class innings. And the first one was 375.
Lara is the only batsman to achieve this feat
Lara is the only batsman to have scored 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 runs in first class cricket. No other batsman has done this. And will this happen in future? This is a great question…