April 12th Down the years,Brian lara’s Quadruple century
On this day in 2004 Lara scored 400 in an Innings
Brian Lara took back what had been his for a long time period before Matthew Hayden in brief snatched it away from him – The highest score in a Test match – with a scarcely believable 400* against England in the fourth Test of the series at Antigua. With England leading the 4-match series, 3-zero, captain Lara took the onus on himself to keep away from the ignominy of a series whitewash. On a street-like pitch at the Antigua, he pummelled the England attack, scoring forty three fours and four sixes during his 778 minute vigil. Riding on Lara’s four hundred, West Indies posted 751/five decl. By the time West Indies called it time on their innings halfway through Day three, they had all-however prevented defeat. Pedro Collins’ 4-fer then allowed Brian to implement the follow-on but too much time have been wasted within the first innings and the hosts could not press for a win.
On this day in 1976, India chased down a colossal 406 for a win at Port of Spain, Trinidad with both Sunil Gavaskar and Gundappa Vishwanath scoring centuries.