Only 10 players have been lucky enough to say they've held the record for the highest individual Test score in men's cricket; only Brian Lara has broken the record twice. In 1994, his 375 broke Garfield Sobers record which had stood for 36 years. However, not content with doing it just once, he regained the record 10 years later with 400*.
Born in Cantaro, Santa Cruz, Trinidad, Brian Lara remains an iconic figure in world cricket. Considered one of the all-time greats, he still holds the record of highest individual score in an innings in Tests – 400 not out against England in Antigua in 2004. He also holds the record of the highest individual score in a first-class match, 501 not out against Warwickshire in 1994.
He held the record for most runs in Tests for quite some time, and remains one of the most prolific scorers in the history of the game. In a long career of 131 Tests, he scored 11,953 runs including 34 centuries at an average of 52.88. He also accumulated 10,405 runs in 299 ODIs.
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