Brian Lara - Most Runs in Test Cricket

November 26, 2005

West Indian batsman Brian Lara last night added another record to his glittering resume when he became the highest scorer in Test cricket.

On the second day of the Third Test against Australia, (Saturday Australia time) Lara flicked fast bowling nemesis Glenn McGrath for a single to surpass Alan Borderís 11,174 runs.

The left-hander already holds the record for the highest Test innings (400 not out) and the highest First Class score (501 not out).
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The Lara story in numbers
Numbers might not do full justice to the genius that is Brian Lara, but they do offer a offer a good indication of his vast talents. Over a career which has so far spanned 15 years, Lara has scored runs against allcomers in all parts of the globe, and against the best bowling attacks. The mantle of highest run-getter in Test history sits easily on him.

Lara breaks Border's record
West Indian Brian Lara broke the world record for most Test runs before being dismissed for a mammoth 226, early on day two of the third Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval.

Lara's New World Record
THE perceptive enthusiasts at the Adelaide Oval, as traditional and knowledgeable as any on the cricketing map, were moved to a rare and significant gesture on the opening morning of the third Test yesterday.

Brian Lara Eclipses Border as Test Cricket's Record Run-Scorer
Brian Lara became the most prolific batsman in 129 years of elite international cricket as he advanced to 214 on the second morning of the West Indies' third Test against Australia.

Lara ends Border's reign
West Indian batting superstar Brian Lara became the greatest run scorer in Test cricket during his epic double-century in the third Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

Lara sweeps past Border
Brian Lara has spent his cricketing life exciting fans with spectacular deeds and he marked his step into Test run-scoring's unknown with an extraordinary single. A swept boundary moved Allan Border past Sunil Gavaskar's record in 1993 and Lara used a similar method when he bravely shuffled across his stumps to paddle Glenn McGrath to fine-leg for a single, his 214th run of the innings and his 11,175th over 15 years.

Magic Lara breaks record
West Indies batsman Brian Lara set a new world record for the most runs in test cricket with a double-century in the third test against Australia at Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

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