Q: Who is the only batter in first class cricket history, to make an individual score above 500?
1. Brian Lara
2. Donald Bradman
3. Sanath Jayasuriya
4. Hanif Mohammad
Answer: ✅ Brian Lara
Brian Lara is the only batter in first class cricket history, to make an individual score above 500
The only batsman in the history of first-class cricket to score an individual score above 500 is Brian Lara, a former West Indian cricketer. Lara achieved this remarkable feat on April 12, 1994, when he scored an unbeaten 501 for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston, England. Lara faced 427 balls in his innings, hitting 62 fours and 10 sixes, and batted for more than 12 hours. His score of 501 not out remains the highest individual score in first-class cricket history, surpassing the previous record of 499 by Hanif Mohammad. Brian Lara is considered one of the greatest batsmen of all time and has many other records to his name, including the highest individual score in a Test innings (400 not out).