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Brian Lara

Cricketer Brian Lara

Full Name: Brian Charles Lara
Profession: Cricketer

Nationality:
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidadian

Why Famous: Lara is considered one of the greatest cricket batsmen of all-time.

He holds several batting records, including highest individual score in first-class cricket with 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994, the only quintuple-hundred in first-class history.

Lara also has the highest individual score in a Test innings with 400 not out against England at Antigua in 2004 and he also shares the single over run record in a Test - 28 off an over by Robin Peterson of South Africa in 2003.

Inducted into the ICC's Hall of Fame in 2013, Lara scored 11,953 runs in 131 Tests for the West Indies with a batting average of 52.88 including 34 Test centuries.

Born: May 2, 1969
Birthplace: Cantaro, Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago
Age: 52 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus

Historical Events

  • 1988-01-22 1st-class cricket debut of Brian Lara, Trinidad & Tobago v Leeward Is
  • 1993-01-05 Brian Lara scores his maiden Test century with 277 for the West Indies v Australia in drawn 3rd Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground
  • 1994-04-18 Cricketer Brian Lara hits 375 runs on 1 day for WI vs England to beat Gary Sobers' world record
  • 1994-06-06 West Indian cricket batsman Brian Lara hits world 1st-class record 501 not out and 390 runs in 1 day for Warwickshire vs Durham at Edgbaston; only quintuple-hundred in first-class history
  • 1995-07-21 Brian Lara completes a pair for West Indians v Kent
  • 1995-08-26 Brian Lara completes his 7th Test Cricket century, scoring 179 at The Oval in London
  • 1995-10-16 Brian Lara scores 169 in Sharjah ODI versus Sri Lanka
  • 1997-03-31 West Indies cricketers win 3rd Test at Bridgetown, Barbados by 38 runs after setting India a modest 120 run target; tourists dismissed for 81 in Brian Lara's debut as Windies' captain
  • 2004-04-12 West Indian cricket batsman Brian Lara smashes highest individual score in a Test innings with 400 not out (773 mins; 582 balls; 43x4, 4x6) in drawn 4th Test against England at Antigua
  • 2008-10-17 Sachin Tendulkar becomes the highest run-scorer ever in test cricket beating Brian Lara's record and passing 12,000 runs against Australia in Mohali

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