A Brian Lara special

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The iconic Windies legend Brian Charles Lara was an awe inspiring batsman and his career had loads of insights for the batsmen of his time and it will remain that way for future players as well.

Lara was known for his aggressive and attacking nature which earned him a lot of respect in the cricketing fraternity. On a given day he could decimate any bowling lineup and would teach them a lesson through his flamboyant batting.

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On 14th December 2003 at the New Wanderers Stadium, during the first test match of the series, Brian Lara smacked the left arm South African spinner Robin Peterson for 28 runs in one over which included fours fours and two sixes. This record still stands in test matches but the Aussie George Bailey did come close to breaking his record but he manged to just equal it against James Anderson at Perth.

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In the process Brian Lara scored yet another double century and this spectacular innings ended at 202 runs off just 274 balls. Brian Lara knew the art of hitting boundaries at will and this innings was no different as he smashed 32 fours and two sixes.

This innings was a glimpse of Lara’s class as a batsman and a magnificent display of the skills that he possessed in his armory.

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