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The peerless Bradman completes dazzling sequence of centuries in eight consecutive Test matches : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

They continued to have a stranglehold as England could not build any partnership of any significance as they batted first in the Sydney Test. Ian Johnson this time claimed six for 42, as England folded up for 255. 1,130 more words

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Bill Ponsford ~ Run-Making Machine

Day 165 of Colourisation Project – October 19

Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.

In 1986 the Western Stand of the Melbourne Cricket Ground was christened the ‘Ponsford Stand.’ Why? 589 more words

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Disruption of international cricket during the Second World War : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

While Bradman was leading Australia, Hitler’s aggression, which began with the occupation of the German Rhineland in 1936, and continued with the annexation of Austria in March 1938, was reaching its zenith. 399 more words

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Len Hutton breaks record for highest Test score; Bradman cracks his ankle : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

The final Test at The Oval, as always, was a timeless one since the series had not been conclusively decided. It was to be a painful match for Australia in more ways than one. 852 more words

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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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