It has been a week since Australia’s player David Warner performed outstandingly against Pakistan. The left-handed opener registered his maiden triple century in Test cricket in the 2nd Test against Pakistan in Adelaide to help his side to a massive win. In doing so, Warner, who remained unbeaten on 335 in the first innings, surpassed Don Bradman’s record to become the highest-scoring Australian batsman in the longest format. But one milestone, that he could not surpass, was Brian Lara’s record of scoring 400 in a Test match – the highest ever by any player in international cricket.
Warner Met The Legendary Cricketer, Brian Lara:
After the Test, Warner met Lara and posted a picture with him on his official social media site, Instagram profile. He wrote, “Great to catch up with the legend himself. Maybe one day I will get another chance to Knock 400 off.”
Brian Lara, too, posted the same picture, writing, “735 Not Out! @davidwarner31 Congrats!!”
Lara had expressed his disappointment at not being able to see Warner beating his record. “It was a great inning. I can see that Australia winning the match was the major thing and the weather was a big factor, but I would have loved to have seen Australia go for it. Being here I would have loved to see it. Even if they say ‘hey David, you have got 12 overs, see if you could do it by tea time’ … it would have been great,” Lara added.
The record for the highest individual score for an Australian player lies with opener Matthew Hayden with 380. He had played that innings against Zimbabwe in 2003 in Perth.
Warner had the chance to reach that 400-mark, but the captain Tim Paine called off the innings, declaring Australia at 589/3. In reply, Pakistan was bundled out for 302 in the first innings and then were asked to bat again. In the 2nd innings, the opponents could only score 239 runs, handing the hosts a win by an innings and 48 runs.