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30th November 1928: A Mellow Start to Bradman's Cracking Career

Cricketnext | Updated: November 30, 2017, 4:12 PM IST
30th November 1928: A Mellow Start to Bradman's Cracking Career

A file photo of Don Bradman. (AFP)

New Delhi: When our generation talks about Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, the generation before us gives equal importance to Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev. But one man who is respected and remembered by all as the greatest to have played cricket is Donald George Bradman.

The Australian who had an average of 99.94 in Test cricket, made his debut on this day, way back in 1928, as a 20-year-old boy. From there Bradman went on to score 6996 runs in 52 Tests, that involved 29 centuries and 13 fifties.

His debut came against England at Brisbane, and was hardly any indicator of the greater things to come. Bradman made only 19 runs in the whole Test match. The first official match of the series England scored a massive 521 runs, with EH Hendren scoring 169 runs.

Australia were outclassed by England in all aspects, and lost the match by a whopping 675 runs. In the two innings that Australia batted, they only managed to score 122 and 66.

First Published: November 30, 2017, 4:12 PM IST

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