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Arnab
November 19, 2006, 08:55 PM
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Lara's runs in defeats

West Indies play an overseas Test, Brian Lara scores a hundred, West Indies lose. Some scripts are very predictable, and the Lahore Test further underlined how much ground West Indies need to cover to rank among the top Test teams, especially when playing overseas. In 49 overseas Tests in the last nine years, West Indies have a shocking record of 38 defeats and only five wins, of which four were against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

Through most of these defeats - and some home setbacks too - Lara has continued to score quite prolifically. His 122 at Lahore was his 14th hundred in a West Indian defeat, easily the highest. (Sachin Tendulkar is in second place with eight.) Lara's runs in defeats is much higher than the rest of the competition too. West Indies' continued struggle in Test cricket suggests Lara will add more runs to that tally of 5267 before he is done.

Most Test runs in defeatsBatsman Tests Runs Average 100s/ 50s
Brian Lara 62 5267 42.47 14/ 22
Alec Stewart 54 2993 29.93 0/ 23
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 48 2954 33.19 3/ 18
Allan Border 46 2771 33.38 5/ 13
Andy Flower 34 2713 43.06 7/ 15
Sachin Tendulkar 37 2642 35.70 8/ 9
David Gower 42 2581 32.26 4/ 15
Habibul Bashar 37 2470 33.83 2/ 21
Graham Gooch 42 2473 28.84 3/ 16
Steve Waugh 36 2380 37.77 5/ 9

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For a similar topic, check out this old thread:

http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=2799

Andy-Flower
November 22, 2006, 04:08 AM
Andy Flower 34 2713 43.06 7/ 15

Andy is there too in case y'all hadnt noted....

It pisses me to see Lara fight lone and fruitless battle...most likely this second test is headed for a draw aswell:(