Don Bradman’s double century in 214 minutes, had created history by making 300 on the very first day

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New Delhi. In the world of cricket, the day of July 11 is associated with Don Bradman, one of the great batsmen. On this day in the year 1930, Bradman created history and scored a double century in just 214 minutes. The third Test match of the series was played between Australia and England from 11 July at the ground of Leeds. At Headingley ground, the Australian team came out to bat first, when Bill Woodfull was handling the team.

 

Bradman got down to bat at number-3 and put a fierce class on England’s batsmen. He scored an unbeaten 309 on the very first day. By the end of the first day’s play, the Australian team scored 458 runs for 3 wickets. If we talk about the record, then Bradman scored the fastest double century in terms of time. He had completed a double century in just 214 minutes. He was only the third batsman to score a century before lunch on the first day of a Test match.

 

He became the only batsman to score 300 runs in the day alone. He scored a total of 334 runs in this innings, which is his highest score. Bradman hit 46 fours in 448 balls. His team scored 566 runs in 168 overs. After this, England’s first innings was reduced to 391 runs and on the fifth day, following on scored 95 for 3 wickets, which ended the match in a draw.

 

Bradman played 52 Test matches in his career and scored a total of 6996 runs. His record in Test cricket was an average of 99.94. He has 29 centuries and 13 half-centuries in his name in Tests. Apart from this, he played 234 first class matches and scored a total of 28067 runs which included 117 centuries and 69 half-centuries. He also took two Test wickets and 36 wickets in his first-class career.

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