ON THIS DAY: Brian Lara created record for most runs in an over

ON THIS DAY: Brian Lara created record for most runs in an over

By: || Updated: 14 Dec 2015 01:56 PM
New Delhi: Twelve years ago, on this very day (December 14), West Indies great Brian Lara created a record that still stands unbroken. No, we are not talking about his most famous innings where he brutalised England bowlers to post Test cricket's first ever score of 400 runs -- a record that is also unbroken so far.

The match in question was a 2003 Test against South Africa played at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. While the match is also remembered for Lara's strokeful double century in a losing cause, the former West Indies captain hit South African left-arm spinner Robin Peterson for a record 28 runs in an over to enter himself into the record books.

Interestingly, despite all the innovations and the arrival of Twenty20 cricket, the record still stands strong.

Though the record has not been broken yet, Australia's George Bailey came very close to breaking it. Bailey hit England's James Anderson for exactly the same number of runs -- 28 -- in 2013-14 Ashes Test at Perth.

Here is the video where Lara, who retired from Test cricket in 2006, is tonking Peterson all around the ground:



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