APRIL 18, 1994 will forever be one of the most memorable days in West Indies cricket. Brian Charles Lara had already shown glimpses of his extraordinary ability as one year earlier he cracked his maiden Test hundred, a knock of 277 at Sydney Cricket Ground against Australia.

Fifteen months later, Lara broke a long-standing Test batting record held by fellow West Indian Sir Garry Sobers at the Antigua Recreation Ground against England in the fifth Test match of the series. Newsday remembers the historic moment 30 years later.

The hook shot heard around the world

The sound of Lara’s hook shot off fast bowler Chris Lewis will be remembered by all West Indies fans as the left-handed batsman got to 369, passing Sobers’ long-standing record of 365 which stood since 1958.

Lara just had enough time to...

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