For the Most runs scored in a single over in Tests, Brian Lara tops the record with 28 runs in an over. He did that in 2003-04 against RJ Peterson of South Africa.
On the first ball, Lara played a cut through point for four. On the second and the third ball, the left-hander danced down the track and launched Peterson over long-on for two sixes. On the fourth and the fifth ball, he smashed two fours over the bowler’s head and finally finishing the over with another four, by cutting the ball away from the short-third man fielder.
About Brian Lara (from Wikipedia Page)
Brian Charles Lara is a Trinidadian former international cricketer, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.
He topped the Test batting rankings on several occasions and holds several cricketing records, including the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, with 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994, which is the only quintuple-hundred in first-class cricket history.
Lara also holds the record for the highest individual score in a Test innings after scoring 400 not out against England at Antigua in 2004.
Lara’s match-winning performance of 153 not out against Australia in Bridgetown, Barbados in 1999 has been rated by Wisden as the second-best batting performance in the history of Test cricket, next only to the 270 runs scored by Sir Donald Bradman in The Ashes Test match of 1937.
Muttiah Muralitharan has hailed Lara as his toughest opponent among all batsmen in the world. Lara was awarded the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World awards in 1994 and 1995 and is also one of only three cricketers to receive the prestigious BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year, the other two being Sir Garfield Sobers and Shane Warne.
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