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Another Test hundred by Bradman on his favourite English ground, Headingley 1938 : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

 This series was going to be a battle of attrition, neither side having been able to pull away so far. Surely, the main reason why Bradman did not fancy Old Trafford would have been its notoriously wet conditions. 425 more words

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Kumar Sangakkara: The Saviour

Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara is a Sri Lankan international cricket player. Notably the best left handed batsman in present international cricket, his career started favorably as a wicketkeeper-batsman. 360 more words

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First-ever televised Test match, Lord’s, Ashes series of 1938 : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

The Lord’s Test was the first-ever to be televised. England batted first again, though the start was quite different. McCormick set them back immediately in a terrific opening burst. 840 more words

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Cricket's AEJ Collins: The Record-Breaking 628 Not Out

Over the course of four afternoons in June 1899, a 13-year old orphan schoolboy was left unbeaten on an astonishing 628 following the dismissal of the last man. 989 more words

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Bradman begins 1938 England tour in fine form. McCabe plays one of his great innings : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

On his first tour as captain in 1938, Bradman began with a customary double century against Worcestershire; this time it was 258, his highest against the county. 788 more words

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The inimitable Don pulls off an unparalleled feat. Ashes Test series 1936-37 win after trailing 0-2 : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

That was easier said than done. At Melbourne, Farnes sent back the Aussie openers Keith Rigg and Fingleton before they could provide too much of a platform for the Bradman genius. 880 more words

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Don Bradman and the legend of 99.94

On the morning of the first day of the fifth test of the 1948 Ashes series, England captain Norman Yardley won the toss of the coin, and elected to bat first on a rain affected pitch. 992 more words

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