I want to be like Brian Lara

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peterdannock  •  2 Feb 2022   •  

Brian Lara is a former cricket player from Trinidad who played for the West Indies between 1990 and 2007. He holds the record for the highest individual score in a Test innings, scoring 400 not out against England in 2004. Though other cricket players have reached a quadruple century in first-class cricket, he is the only one who has achieved a quadruple century in Test match cricket.

The story of Brian Lara highlights that a quadruple century score in cricket is not easy to attain, and neither is a quadruple century streak on LifeLog. Only one other person has achieved it so far, and I am pleased to be the second person to do it today.

Building big scores in cricket requires you to hold onto your wicket. If you get out, you may well get another chance to bat, but your score starts from 0 again. So although I have held onto my Lifelog streak this long, I have no desire to lose my wicket just yet.

Brian Lara also holds the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, with 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994, which is the only quintuple century in first-class cricket history. So, there’s my next target. I want to be like Brian Lara and get a quintuple century on Lifelog.


Welcome to the 400 Club! #Teamstreak

therealbrandonwilson  •  2 Feb 2022, 7:25 pm

Congrats on the 400th day! #TeamStreak

jasonleow  •  4 Feb 2022, 12:18 am