Twenty years ago today a piece of sporting history was claimed by Brian Lara in Adelaide, Australia.
The West Indies batsman set a new all-time Test run-scoring record, passing Allan Border’s total of 11,174 runs.
A knock of 226 in the third test against the Aussies took Lara to 11,187.
And it took Lara 35 fewer tests than Border, to reach that total.
He said: “It’s a great feeling. It’s special here, with Allan Border being an Australian.”
Lara was already the holder of the highest individual score in a Test, thanks to his unbeaten 400 against England in April 1995.
And the 501 he scored for Warwickshire a year previous in a game against Durham was the highest score in first-class cricket.