2. 153* WI vs. AUS, 1999
In the third test against Australia in 1999 at Barbados, Lara made a contribution of an unbeaten 153 runs and it stands to be a special one in the Windies cricket history. In this encounter, Lara walked out onto the field when West Indies were 78/3 down and were chasing 308 runs to win.
Australian bowling attack had big names in it like Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne, Jason Gillespie and Stuart McGill. Wickets fell in quick succession. At a stage, Windies were 8 down and needed 63 runs to win. Then Lara took up the responsibility to finish the game for the team and hence tried to retain the strike as much as possible. With Lara’s bold efforts and sensible partnerships, West Indies won the game by one wicket and this stood as a special knock because Windies cricket was experiencing a downfall at that time.