McGrath bowls around the wicket to Lara. A short ball, waist-high, angled across the left-handed batsman, Lara exposes his leg stump as he pulls to deep backward square for a single. He is 214 not out. The crowd rises to give Lara a standing ovation. Lara waves his bat in the air, the Australian players come over to congratulate him. He has passed Allan Border to become the highest run-scorer in Test cricket.
Something I forgot about in researching my earlier post today is that Allan Border captained the Rest of the World XI against the Marylebone Cricket Club in the five-day match for the MCC's bicentenary in 1987. Should we then, perhaps, add another 26 runs to Border's career total?
Can of worms.