On April 12, a West Indies cricketer made history in world cricket for 17 years. In fact, on April 12, 2004, Brian Lara’s West Indies batsman scored a record 400 runs in Test cricket against England.
Brian Lara has been named the highest individual scorer in Test cricket in 17 years. West Indies batting first in a four-day Test against England in Antigua. Lara reached the crease when she reached 98 for two.
Then the innings in history was born. That innings consisted of 43 fours and four sixes. The West Indies’ first innings ended at 751 for seven in Lara’s innings. England’s first innings ended at 285, but England held on in the second innings. The match ended in a draw.
Lara broke the record of Australian Matthew Hayden. In 2003, Hayden’s record of 380 runs was broken. Hayden broke Lara’s previous record of 375 in 1994. Lara scored 22,358 runs in her career. That would include 53 centuries. Brian Lara retired from international cricket in 2007.