West Indies batsman Brian Lara has the record of scoring the highest test score in cricket. He scored 400 not not out towards England in 2004 to surpass the innings of 380 scored by Matthew Hayden six months earlier. Lara had held the record earlier than Hayden, with a score of 375 against England 10 years earlier.
Brian Charles Lara
, (born 2 May 1969) is a Trinidadian born former West Indian cricketer broadly recounted as one of the finest batsmen of all time. He crowned the Test batting scores on numerous occasions and holds several cricketing facts, inclusive of the report for the highest individual score in test cricket, with 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994, which is the highest individual score in first-class cricket history.
On 19 April 2007 Lara announced his retirement from all formats of cricket, indicating that the West Indies vs England World Cup match on 21 April 2007 could be his last cricket match.