What I watched tonight was history being made & I, along with millions of viewers around the world were part of it.
Brian Lara, the great West Indian batsman, who previously held the record of most number of runs(375) scored in a Test Innings, lost his record to Australian Opening bat Mathew Hayden(380) some time back, only to gain it back with style. Yes, Brian does have style, no one can deny that. Or how can a batsman score 400 runs in the Test Cricket Arena with 43 boundaries & 4 sixes? 😀
Boy oh boy, he’s become the first batsman in the 125+ years’ history of the game, to score 400 runs in a Test Innings. Truly classy innings against England & at a time when they are playing for pride. 😉
How else can the man provide a proof of his greatness, how else can he convey the message that he’s not out of it yet, he still is one of the best. 😉
The crowd at Antigua got more than their money’s worth, they watched history being created. 😀 😀
Now what’s more interesting is that Lara’s previous record score of 375 back in 1994 also came against England at Antigua. Boy, does he like England, heck, yes he does, no proof is required.
Also, Brian equals the record of legendary Sir Donald Bradman, who was the only batsman to have scored two triple centuries, until before this match. 😀 Now, for those who don’t know, Brian Lara is the first & only batsman to have scored runs in excess of 350 in an innings twice. 😀 Some logical thinking, eh? 😉
Now what’s left to see is can English batsmen take it on, a mammoth score of 751 & manage to clean sweep the series against West Indies in West Indies for the first time? They’ll have to fight tooth & nail & much depends on Marcus Trescothick, Michael Vaughan & Graham Thorpe.