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Last Updated: Monday, 12 April, 2004, 17:57 GMT 18:57 UK
How Lara reclaimed the record
Brian Lara
West Indies captain Brian Lara reclaimed the world record for the highest Test score by hitting an unbeaten 400 in the fourth Test against England in Antigua.

His 375 against the same team at the same ground in 1994 had stood for almost 10 years before Australian Matthew Hayden eclipsed it with a knock of 380 against Zimbabwe last October.

Here is how the champion batsman from Trinidad took back the most prized individual record in cricket:


  • 50 in 115 mins off 61 balls, hitting seven fours
  • 100 in 192 mins off 131 balls, hitting 13 fours
  • 150 in 278 mins off 199 balls, hitting 18 fours
  • 200 in 387 mins off 260 balls, hitting 22 fours and one six
  • 250 in 479 mins off 323 balls, hitting 27 fours and two sixes
  • 300 in 576 mins off 404 balls, hitting 34 fours and two sixes
  • 350 in 678 mins off 494 balls, hitting 39 fours and three sixes
  • 384 in 728 mins off 546 balls, hitting 42 fours and four sixes
  • 400 in 773 mins off 582 balls, hitting 43 fours and four sixes

The shot that equalled the record (374 to 380):
Gareth Batty to Lara: Down the track, a six straight into the crowd at long-on.

The shot that broke the record (380 to 384):
Batty to Lara: Sweep shot down to fine-leg, beats the field for his 42nd boundary.

The shot the brought up the first 400 in Test history:
Batty to Lara: Sweep shot down to fine-leg for a single.



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