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Last Updated: Sunday, 11 April, 2004, 22:37 GMT 23:37 UK
Lara targets record
BC Lara
The match has three days to go. Hopefully, it will be a good end
Brian Lara
Brian Lara confirmed he will attempt to overtake Matthew Hayden's record Test score of 380 on Monday when the third day of the Antigua Test begins.

Lara ended day two on 313 in a West Indies total of 595-5 against England.

He said: "It's a great feeling. I want the team to get to 700-750 and hopefully I can eclipse the record."

Reflecting on his 375 on the same ground in 1994, he added: "I will have a good rest tonight and try and remember what I did 10 years ago."

As far as Lara is concerned, his innings so far is already better in quality than the 375.

He said: "When I set the record here 10 years ago, that was different because the English bowling is more disciplined now. If I was facing the same attack I would have reached 375 by now.

"We haven't been batting well but this pitch is different. It's a paradise for batters and tough for the bowlers."

Lara also revealed that Hayden's 380 had been "the catalyst" for him to get his game together again. "The record will be there in the back of my mind tomorrow," he admitted.

England went into the match with their eyes fixed on a possible 4-0 whitewash - which would have been a first for any team on West Indian soil.

But Lara effortlessly snuffed out that hope, and added: "The match has three days to go. Hopefully, it will be a good end."

West Indies captain Brian Lara:
"We want in excess of 700"


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