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Final act of the infamous Bodyline drama, and a look back at how Bradman countered the menace : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

There was still a Test match to be gone through, and that face-off at Sydney was remarkably similar to the fourth. Australia batted first again and put a strong total of 435 at more than four runs an over. 1,571 more words

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England clinch the Bodyline series at Brisbane : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

Australia began well in the Brisbane Test as Richardson and Woodfull raised 133 runs. The former was in fine nick, scoring 83 off 146 balls. The skipper, in his familiarly cautious mode, helped Bradman put on another 67 runs. 296 more words

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The scourge of Bodyline in its ugliest form. Perhaps the most acrimonious Test match in history : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

Jardine won the toss at Adelaide and set out to open the innings with Sutcliffe. Soon Wall brought one back to knock off his leg-stump. The paceman then got his out-swinger to Hammond to rear, and the snick was taken by Oldfield. 3,809 more words

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Bradman squares up to Bodyline : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

Bradman was back for the Melbourne Test as Frank Packer agreed not to carry the star batsman’s writings for the duration of the series. Curiously, he was allowed to continue the radio assignment. 692 more words

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