finished on 400 not out, while Ridley Jacobs was unbeaten on 107.
England lost Michael Vaughan for seven and Marcus Trescothick for
16 as they limped to 48 for two at tea.
side, however, have already clinched the series after winning the
first three games.
Lara was also
the holder of the world mark of 375, scored on the same ground against
the same opponents in 1994, before it was eclipsed by Australia's
Hayden against Zimbabwe last year.
for form earlier in the series, Lara reached 380 with a straight
six off spinner Gareth Batty before sweeping him for four next ball
to break the record.
He leapt in
the air with delight before being congratulated by England's players
as the crowd gave him a standing ovation.
then kissed the ground before play resumed, having set the record
from 546 balls, hitting 42 fours and four sixes.
hard to believe," he told Sky Sports after being a guard of
honour by his team mates as he walked off.
a great feeling. It's dampened a bit by the series result but we
are going to press for a win."
overhauled Lara against Zimbabwe in Perth last October.
just 100 runs in six innings before the fourth test, became only
the second man after Australia's Donald Bradman to make two test
triple centuries when he passed 300 on Sunday.
He hit his
375 in April, 1994 against an attack led by Angus Fraser, Andy Caddick
and Chris Lewis and spinner Phil Tufnell.
With West Indies
resuming on 595 for five, Lara looked good early on, hitting three
boundaries to move into the 330s.
two through the leg side brought up his 350, coming off 494 balls,
but with the record in sight, he began to look a little edgy.
Vaughan brought the field in to tempt Lara to hit over the top and
he did just that, smashing him over mid-on to reach 372.
Lara then survived
an appeal for a catch behind off Batty, and the nerves were clearly
visible as he almost attempted a suicidal single next ball.
374, Lara then equalled Hayden's record with a sensational six over
long on, before a sweep for four from the next ball gave him the
record for a second time, prompting wild celebrations from the packed
Jacobs was bowled off a no ball by Vaughan when on 87 but he survived
to reach his third test hundred.
On 390 at lunch,
Lara reached his 400 with a deft sweep to fine leg, before declaring
at the end of the over.
In reply, England
lost captain Vaughan to a controversial umpiring decision from Saleem
Dar, who gave him out caught by wicketkeeper Jacobs for seven off
the ball had not touched anything on its way through to the wicketkeeper.
and Mark Butcher (19 not out) steadied the ship but the out-of-form
Trescothick fell just before tea, caught by Jacobs for 16 as he
slashed wildly at a short delivery from Tino Best.