Birth anniversary special! Sir Don Bradman's many records in Test cricket

Aug 27, 2016, 17:00 IST | mid-day online correspondent

On his last day in Tests in 1948, cricket legend Sir Donald Bradman was shockingly dismissed on a duck and hence could not reach a record Test average of 100. Today, we give you some of the many records that the fine batsman created during his career.

Sir Don Bradman

Sir Don Bradman. Pic/ AFP

Donald Bradman, nicknamed ‘The Don’, has the highest ever batting average in Tests with 99.94.

He has scored the most runs in a single series with 974 runs.

He has 12 double centuries in Tests, the highest ever.

He shares a record for scoring 2 triple centuries along with Brian Lara, Chris Gayle and Virender  Sehwag.

He is the fastest Australian cricketer to reach 1000 runs in Tests.

On 7 occasions Bradman had an average of 100 in a calendar year.

He has scored the most number of hundreds in a single session of play, having achieved the feat 6 times.

Bradman is the only cricketer to score more than 5,000 Test runs against a single opponent. He has scored 5,028 runs against England.

He is the only batsman to score 6 consecutive Test centuries.

The only cricketer to score 3 double centuries in a single Test series.

Bradman was voted the greatest cricketer in the 20th century by Wisden Cricket Almanack in 2000.

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