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The date was 2 November 1931. A first class cricket match was taking place between Blackleith XI and Leithgo XI. Blackleith’s team came out to bat first. Sir Don Bradman and Oscar Wendell Bill of the opening. Don Bradman at the crease hit a six on the first ball. After that, he scored a century in just 3 overs. This was the time when 8 balls were thrown in an over.
Bradman scored 33 runs in the first over, 40 in the second over and 27 in the third over. He hit 10 sixes and 9 fours in these three overs while Wendell Bills could only score two runs during that period. In that match, Don Bradman had scored a total of 256 runs. Bradman had 14 sixes and 29 fours in this innings. Wendell Bills was dismissed for 68. After the match, Don Bradman said that the innings was not well thought out. Everything happened suddenly, which everyone was surprised to see, even me.
Don Bradman, who played 234 first class and 52 Test matches throughout his cricket career, died in 2001 on this day. He was suffering from pneumonia. Australian batsman Don Bradman was born on 27 August 1908 in New South Wales.
He scored 146 centuries and 82 half-centuries in his career. He scored 6,996 in 80 innings of 52 Tests and 28,067 runs in 338 innings of 234 First Class matches. He also has 38 wickets to his name.
Bradman was out at 0 in the last match
Sir Don Bradman played his first Test match against England in December 1928. In that match, Bradman scored 18 in the first innings and 1 in the second innings. While the last match was played against England in August 1948. Bradman was dismissed at 0 in that match. In that match Australia won by an innings. Bradman’s average in Test cricket was 99.94, a record to date.
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