Sir Donald Bradman, need to no introduction where cricket is concern. Without any doubt he is the greatest batsman in the history of the game. On this day the Don played two great innings which are recorded in history books.
His first of two innings came against Queensland, playing for New South Wales when smashed his highest score in First Class cricket. Scoring unbeaten 452 runs with 49 fours he spend almost 7 hours on crease and his team won that game with huge margin of 685 runs which still world record in first class cricket.
In another instance on this day, he scored unbeaten 270 runs in 3rd Ashes Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). This inning from him also is a world record for highest individual score by a number 7 batsman. His knock powered Australia to win the game by massive margin of 365 runs. Australia were 0-2 down- before this game and later won the series 3-2 with Bradman scoring 810 runs in 9 innings.
Other happenings on this day:
People born on this day:
1891: Ted McDonald, great Australian quick of the twenties
1931: Graeme Hole, Australian batsman of the fifties
1935: Ian Meckiff, Australian quick 1957-63, career ended by throwing calls
1948: Dayle Hadlee, brother of Richard, NZ medium-pacer of the 70’s
1959: Kapil Dev, India’s finest all-rounder 1978-94
1966: Shahid Saeed, Pakistani batsman in one Test v India 1989
1973: Sairaj Bahutule, Bombay leg-spin all-rounder, Tests for India 2001-
1974: Ali Hussain Rizvi, Pakistan Test off-spinner v South Africa 1997
1979: Clea Smith, Australian womens ODI pace bowler 2000-07
People died on this day:
1907: Walter Read, England batsman, 117 at no.10 v Aust 1884
1915: Reginald Wood, one Test England v Australia 1886
1939: Albert Ward, England batsman in 7 Tests 1893-95
2013: Neil Adcock, South African paceman 1953-62
Events on this day:
1947: Ray Lindwall smashes 100 v England in MCG Test
1965: Geoff Boycott takes 3-47 against S.Africa, his best Test bowling
1984: Last day of Test cricket for Chappell, Marsh and Lillee
1992: Shane Warne takes 1-150 in his first Test innings
1992: Sachin Tendulkar completes 148* v Australia at the SCG
2004: Steve Waugh scores 80 on his last day of Test cricket
2004: Dwayne Smith makes 105* on debut for WI at Cape Town
2004: Central Province (SL) beats Southern Province chasing 512, world fc record.