Former Australian batter, Don Bradman is regarded as one of the great players of this sport. Despite his retirement, he still holds some records against his name. In 52 Tests, he scored 6,996 runs at an average of 99.94, which is the highest average by any player across all formats in the history of Cricket so far.
Bradman has scored a total of 29 centuries and 13 fifties in his illustrious Test career. The former right-hand batter was known as the ‘Don’ of Cricket. In terms of matches, he is the fastest batter to reach 1,000 runs in Tests (7 matches), 2,000 runs (15 matches), 3000 runs (23 matches), 4000 runs (31 matches), 5000 runs (36 matches) and 6,000 runs (45 matches).
Let’s have a look at the top three innings of Don Bradman in Test cricket:
3. 299* Vs. South Africa in Adelaide in 1932:
Don Bradman played an unbeaten knock of 299 runs from 396 balls with 23 fours in his innings4 against South Africa. The last batter, Pud Thurlow was run out in search of Bradman’s 300th run. The match was played in Adelaide, Australia in 1932. This was the fourth Test of the series and the Men in Yellow won this match by 10 wickets.
2. 304 Vs. England in Leeds in 1934:
Don Bradman registered a marvellous triple century against England in Leeds. The triple hundred was scored by the former right-hand batter back in 1934. This was the fourth Test match of the series and this match ended in a draw. In this match, he scored 304 runs off 473 balls which included 43 fours and two sixes in his innings.
1. 334 Vs. England in Leeds in 1930:
Don Bradman scored a brilliant triple-century against the England side in Leeds. The match was played in the year, 1930. Bradman scored 334 runs in this match. His innings included a total of 46 fours in his innings. He became the only batter to score over 300 runs in a day’s play in Test cricket. On the first day he scored 309 runs from 420 balls.