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Lara recalls famous Test victory


Added 06 April 2020


ROLLING BACK THE YEARS: Brian Lara showing that he still has his batting touch during the Road Safety World Series T20 match against India Legends in Mumbai, last month. (GP)

Legendary left-hander Brian Lara has recounted how the storied meeting with two close friends in the wee hours of the final day of the third cricket Test against Australia in 1999 at Kensington Oval, helped propel West Indies to an historic win.

Speaking on social network, Instagram, earlier this week on the March anniversary of the game, the former West Indies captain urged the region to find collective resolve to fight the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

He branded the match “the best five days of cricket I have ever played”, and talked followers through his thoughts as they played out during the enthralling contest.

Lara, then age 29, unfurled a magnificent unbeaten 153 as West Indies chased down 308 to take a 2-1 lead in the hotly contested four-match series.
The result appeared unlikely when the hosts lost three wickets for six runs in the space of 46 deliveries to stumble to the close on the fourth day on 85 for three, still requiring a further 223 to win on the final day. (CMC)

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