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Lara bids farewell to Australia

November 29, 2005

West Indies batting aceBrian Lara acknowledges the applause from thecrowd as he leaves the field afterwhat could behis last Test in Australia, at the end ofthe third Test against Australia, in Adelaide, on Tuesday.

The left-hander scored226 in the West Indies' first innings to surpassAllan Border's career tally of 11,174 runs and add the aggregate world record to his individual world record score of 400 not out.

The Trinidadian became the first West Indian since Gary Sobers to hold the run-scoring record. Lara also holds the world record for the highest individual Test (400 not out) and first-class (501 not out) scores.

The 36-year-old, whoplans to playtillthe West Indies host the World Cup in 2007, may not be seen in Australia again in a Test. The next West Indies' tour of Australia is not scheduled for another four years, when he will be 40.

Lara has been greatly adored in Australia, where he has produced some of his greatest innings. He scored his first Test hundred (277) against Border's Australian team in Sydney in 1992-93. The left-hander played 19 Tests in Australia, scoring 1469 runs at 41.97, with four centuries and four half-centuries.

Also read:
- Lara is a genuine genius: Border
- Lara on top of the world
- Lara the greatest: Woolmer
- Brian Lara factfile

Photograph: Getty Images

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Sub: Tendulkar is best, Lara is ''Better than the Best''

East or West, Lara is BEST

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One of those who are in my dream "BRIAN CHARLSE LARA" the unanemous Prince of the Cricket History leave the test ground for all. I ...

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Brian Lara is one of the best batsman in both forms of the game.he is the one who has scored more than 11000 runs in ...

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