Lara does it again

Brian Charles Lara has done it again.
The Trinidad and Tobago batting genius has surpassed the test cricket batting total and seems destined to place it beyond the reach of others in the game, at least for a few years.
This feat was achieved recently while Lara was at the crease in the third and final test match being played in Adelaide, Australia.
On 26 November 2005 Lara surpassed Allan Border to take the highest individual number of test runs to 11,187 runs from 121 matches and 213 innings – a new world record.
277 in Australia
When Brian Lara entered the realm of test cricket for the West Indies he was already recognized as a batting genius.
The legendary Gary Sobers of Barbados saw him play in the Annual Schools Cricket Tournament that bears his name in his native land, and immediately singled him out for special mention. He was certain that the world would be hearing a great deal about the young Lara.
When Lara began his West Indies cricketing career, he stamped his genius with an impeccable 277 in Australia, where to this day he remains the world’s best in their knowledgeable estimation.
The great cricketing genius, Don Bradman, saw Lara’s performance at the time and indicated to the cricketing world that here was a true batsman by whom much would be achieved in the game.
In that very match, leading leg spinner, Shane Warne, after being battered along with the other members of his bowling team by Lara, went up to his captain, Mark Taylor, and confided in him that the only possible way to dismiss Lara was by the run out route.
Warne later indicated in an interview that Lara’s batsmanship was so remarkable in that particular game that there was nothing any of the bowlers could have served up to which he was not able to the task of dealing with appropriately and innovatively with.
Bradman had stated that the way Lara was playing at the wicket there was no way that he was not going to break the then world test cricket record of 365 held by Gary Sobers.
Lara, however, succumbed to the run out strategy as prepared for him by a wily Australian team.
The Australians, cricketers and fans alike, have nonetheless grown in their respect and admiration for the West Indies batting genius.
To this day Lara rates his 277 versus Australia at Sydney in 1993 as his best knock ever in test cricket.

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