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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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Bradman’s double-century in consecutive Tests levels 1936-37 Ashes series : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

Batting first in Adelaide, all their top-order batsmen got starts, but lost their wickets when set. Bradman too got out for 26 after having sized up the bowling. 547 more words

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Bradman begins the most amazing turnaround in Test history in a huge stand with Jack Fingleton in the 1936-37 Ashes series : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

They were met by unsettled weather at Melbourne, and managed only 181 for six on the first day. McCabe displayed his class again, returning unbeaten with 63 at close of play. 390 more words

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Bradman faces uphill challenge on captaincy debut as Australia trail 0-2 in the five-Test 1936-37 series : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

If Bradman was looking for some respite, it was not coming too soon. Hammond settled in at the Sydney Cricket Ground and by stumps the score read 279 for three, Hammond batting on 167. 304 more words

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Agonizing road to resurgence for Bradman after near-death experience : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

Bradman was due to appear for South Australia in 1934-35 as he had taken up employment in Adelaide. But this serious illness caused him to miss the entire season which he spent in convalescence. 605 more words

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When Bradman “hovered on the brink of eternity” : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

Then, on the eve of departure for home, Bradman felt unbearable pain in his stomach. The unease that he had been feeling throughout the tour had finally manifested itself in its most excruciating form. 360 more words

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Record Bradman-Ponsford partnership clinches 1934 Ashes series : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

It was Australia who got the opportunity to bat first at the Oval. Brown was out early, and then the allies of the previous Test, Ponsford and Bradman got together again. 940 more words

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