On this day in 1999, a Brian Lara masterclasses took his team West Indies to an improbable one-wicket victory against Australia in a exhilarating Test Match at Bridgetown, Barbados.
Lara remained unbeaten on 153 and started important partnership with Jimmy Adams and Curtly Ambrose to the hosts a 2-1 series lead in the four-match Test series. After seamer Courtney Walsh's second innings five-fer bowled Aussies out for our 146 in their second innings, giving Caribbean side a fourth innings target of 308, middle-order batsman Sherwin Campbell and Adrian Griffith got the chase off to a solid start.
The Kangaroos bounce back and soon 72 for none became 105 for five. Lara then started the extraordinary turnaround. He added 133 with Adams and had a heated contest with seamer Glenn McGrath.
The Australian fast bowler (Mc Grath) then detached Adams, Jacobs and Perry even as Lara got past 100.No.10 seamer Ambrose survived six and a half overs as Brian Lara got West Indies closer to the target. Courtney Walsh then saw off five deliveries as Lara scripted a memorable victory.