1994, Brian Lara Highest Score In First-class Cricket
On this day during on June 06, 1994, West Indies, legend Brian Lara score highest score by set new records in first-class cricket history. He scored 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham.Embed from Getty Images
Meanwhile, Lara scored his world record 501* in 474 minutes off only 427 balls and he hit 62 fours and 10 sixes.
Previous, highest score in first-class cricket was Hanif Mohammad’s scored 499 runs for Karachi against Bahawalpur during in January 1959.
The First Quadruple Hundred
Further, Lara holds several world records for high scoring. He scored first Quadruple Hundred and highest individual score in Tests cricket. Meanwhile, on April 12, 2004, Lara scored 400 not out against England at St John’s in 4th Test.
Previous highest individual score in Tests cricket was Matthew Hayden 380 runs against Zimbabwe. Matthew Hayden scored 380 to break Lara’s 375 against England in 1994. However, Hayden’s record held only for just six months. Meanwhile, Lara reclaims the highest individual score in the Test cricket record.
He Played 131 Test matches and scored 11,953 runs with 34 centuries and 48 half-centuries. He took 64 catchers. Lara Test debut against Pakistan at Lahore – December 06 – 11, 1990 and played his last Test also against Pakistan at Karachi – November 27 – December 01, 2006.
On Lara 5th Test match, he scored his maiden Test century against Australia at Sydney 1993. He made unbelievable 277 runs. Thats how the legend start his Test cricket.