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Brian Lara completes 8000 runs in Limited-Overs Internationals
by Rajesh Kumar


Player:BC Lara

West Indian captain, Brian Lara, became the second West Indian after Desmond Haynes and the tenth in the world to have completed 8000 or more runs in Limited-Overs Internationals.

He achieved the feat during his 51st fifty - 75 not out off 65 balls against Australia in the seventh and final game at St.George's, Grenada on June 1, 2003.

Lara's feat of reaching 8000 runs in 216 matches is the second fastest after India's Sourav Ganguly (208 matches) in the history of Limited-Overs Internationals.

The country-wise Batting & Fielding record of Brian Lara in Limited-Overs Internationals as on June 2, 2003 is as under:

 
Opponents    M   I  N.O. Runs H.S.  Ave. 100  50  0  S.R.   Ct. 
Australia    39  38   3  1517 139   43.34  3  11  2  75.17  14
Pakistan     39  39   5  1418 153   41.71  4   6  3  76.57  25
India        31  29   3   794  89   30.54  -   4  1  72.12  16
South Africa 24  24   2   970 116   44.09  3   5  1  72.12   9
Bangladesh    4   4   -   190 117   47.50  1   -  - 113.77   2
Canada        1   1   -    73  73   73.00  -   1  - 182.50   -
England      19  18   -   610 110   33.89  1   5  2  81.66   7
Kenya         3   3   -   129 111   43.00  1   -  -  80.12   3
Scotland      1   1   1    25  25*    -    -   -  - 147.06   -
New Zealand  23  22   5   907 146*  53.35  2   6  1  87.80   6
Sri Lanka    20  20   1   913 169   48.05  1   8  1  76.66   6
Zimbabwe     12  12   2   493  87   49.30  -   5  1  85.89   2
  Total:    216 211  22  8039 169   42.53 16  51 12  78.46  90
 
    Home:    59  56   9  2283 146*  48.57  5  15  2  80.33  21
    Away:   157 155  13  5756 169   40.54 11  36 10  77.74  69

 

Brian Lara's mode of dismissals: Bowlers dismissing Lara quite often:
 
Bowled:                  35      Wasim Akram  (Pak.)  -  7 times.
Caught by Wicketkeepers: 35      Waqar Younis (Pak.)  -  6 times.
Caught by Fielders:      78      Chris Harris (NZ)    -  6 times.
Caught and Bowled:        9      Sanath Jayasuriya(SL)-  6 times.
Stumped:                  4
LBW:                     16
Run out:                 12
             Total:     189
Batsmen with 8000 or more runs in Limited-Overs Internationals:
 
Runs  Batsman          For  M    I  N.O. Ave. H.S. 100 50 0   S.R. Matches to
                                                                   8000 runs
12219 S.R Tendulkar    Ind. 314  305 30 44.43 186*  34 62 14  86.33  217
 9378 M.Azharuddin     Ind. 334  308 54 36.92 153*   7 58  9  73.94  278
 9284 P.A.de Silva     SL   308  296 30 34.90 145   11 64 17  81.08  254
 9077 S.T Jayasuriya   SL   304  296 12 31.96 189   16 54 22  88.81  271
 8957 Inzamam-ul-Haq   Pak. 290  272 38 38.28 137*   8 64 16  71.59  244
 8897 S.C.Ganguly      Ind. 233  225 19 43.19 183   22 52 11  74.73  208
 8823 Saeed Anwar      Pak. 247  244 19 39.21 194   20 43 15  80.58  221
 8648 D.L.Haynes       WI   238  237 28 41.38 152*  17 57 13  63.35  220
 8500 M.E.Waugh        Aus. 244  236 20 39.35 173   18 50 16  76.91  230
 8039 B.C.Lara         WI   216  211 22 42.53 169   16 51 12  78.45  216

(Article: Copyright © 2003 Rajesh Kumar)



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