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Langer surpasses Bradman, breaks record

The southpaw became the highest scoring Aussie in first-class cricket.

July 23, 2009, 5:25 PM IST
Langer surpasses Bradman, breaks record

Worcester: Justin Langer became the highest scoring Australian of all time in first class cricket on Thursday playing for Somerset against Worcester.

The 38-year-old former Test opener, unbeaten on 89 overnight, needed six runs to pass Don Bradman's career total of 28,067 and reached the new mark with a boundary off countryman Matt Mason at New Road. Mason finally got him out for 107, meaning the new record is 28,080.

In his 18th year, the former Western Australia opener reached the milestone in his 615th innings. Bradman, considered the greatest batsman of all time, made his in 338 between 1927 and '49.

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