D.G. Bradman

254

D.G. Bradman 254 v EnglandBack to boards

Sir Donald Bradman scored his first century in his maiden test match at Lord's during the summer of 1930, when he hit 254 for Australia versus England.

England had scored 425 all out in the first innings, but the magic of Bradman was yet to come and for the first time, Lord's had witnessed just how talented this Australia batsman was.

Just aged 21 and batting at three, he scored 254 during his knock off 376 balls, hitting 25 fours in an innings that helped his side make a total of 729/6d.

Bradman later wrote in his autobiography Farewell To Cricket about his innings: "Practically without exception every ball went where it was intended."

That innings would be the highest individual score by an overseas batsman for just over 70 years, before Graeme Smith scored 259 at the Home of Cricket in 2003.

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