October 17, 2013, 11:33 am
On October 16, 1995, Brian Lara’s 169 propelled West Indies to the final of the triangular tournament at Sharjah. The knock, although 21 short of the world record for the highest ODI score at the time, had the makings of the finest innings of all time in the abridged format. The Sri Lankans almost notched off an incredible victory, but sadly it wasn’t to be. Karthik Parimal looks back at that glossy innings from the master.