Cricket records: Most runs by cricket player in a match on the losing side
Cricket is definitely the most unpredictable game as sometimes scoring tons and tons of runs fail in winning a match for the team. Cricket history is full of matches where some of the greatest batsman had scored enormous runs but to no avail. The individual performances of all such players have earned them great reputation and are listed among the record holders with an unfortunate fact of being on the losing side. Below is the detail regarding most runs by cricket in a match on the losing side in test, one day international and T20 cricket formats.
Most runs scored by a batsman in a test match on the losing side
One of the greatest batsmen of all times, Brian Lara of West Indies holds the record of scoring maximum runs in a test match on the losing side. He scored 351 runs against Sri Lanka but West Indies unfortunately lost the match to Sri Lanka.
Most runs scored by a batsman in ODI match on the losing side
Coventary of Zimbabwe cricket team holds the record for scoring most runs in ODI match on the losing side. He scored 194 runs against Bangladesh but Zimbabwe unfortunately lost the match.
Most runs scored by a batsman in T20 match on the losing side
One of the best batsmen of West Indian cricket team Chris Gayle holds the record for scoring most runs in a T20 match but on the losing side. He scored 117 runs against South Africa but West Indies lost the match.
For Brian Lara, the cricket analysts usually say that he was a brilliant batsman in an average skilled West Indian Cricket team. There were many performances by Lara in his prime days where he saved the matches or even lost them despite his own brilliant performance. This shows how great Brian Lara was, but he was a part of a weak cricket unit.