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Hayden breaks Lara's record

October 10, 2003 11:02 IST
Last Updated: October 10, 2003 13:04 IST

Matthew HaydenAustralian opener Matthew Hayden's record-breaking knock finally came to an end on 380.

The left-hander hit 38 boundaries and 11 sixes in his 437 ball knock in 622 minutes stay at the crease.

Hayden eclipsed Brian Lara's nine-year old record of 375 against England in Antigua. Hayden became only the second player in history to score a triple century in Australia. Only Robert Cowper has scored a triple hundred in Australia in 1965 against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Hayden resumed his innings on his overnight score of 183 and smashed five sixes in the morning session to surpass his previous best of 203.

He reached his triple hundred against Zimbabwe in the first Test off only 364 balls with 33 boundaries and eight sixes. He also surpassed the previous highest score, Michael Slater's 219 against Sri Lanka in 1995-96, at the WACA.

300-run club in Tests:

M Hayden380AusZim1st1st2003-04
BC Lara375WIEng1st5th1993-94
GstA Sobers365*WIPak1st3rd1957-58
L Hutton364EngAus1st5th1938
ST Jayasuriya340SLInd1st1st1997-98
Hanif Mohammad337PakWI2nd1st1957-58
WR Hammond336*EngNZ1st2nd1932-33
MA Taylor334*AusPak1st2nd1998-99
DG Bradman334AusEng1st3rd1930
GA Gooch333EngInd1st1st1990
Inzamam ul Haq329PakNZ1st1st2001-02
A Sandham325EngWI1st4th1929-30
RB Simpson311AusEng1st4th1964
JH Edrich310*EngNZ1st3rd1965
RM Cowper307AusEng1st5th1965-66
DG Bradman304AusEng1st4th1934
LG Rowe302WIEng1st3rd1973-74

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