Here are few interesting facts and statistics about the cricket legend.

1. His batting average in Test matches reached 50 with his third innings, and stayed above 50 for the rest of his career.

2. He smashed only six sixes in his Test career, five against England and one against India. He also hit two fives and a staggering 618 fours in 20 years long Test career.

3. He owns two Test wickets. First was taken in December 1930. Ivan Barrow of West Indies (LBW), the second was when he bowled Walter Hammond at Adelaide in January 1933.

4. Highest Individual Test Batting Average (minimum 15 innings) 99.94.

5. Highest Test Batting Average for a 5-Test Series 201.50 (vs South Africa, Australia, 1931-32).

6. Equal top-scorer of triple centuries (with Lara) 2.

7. Only Test batsman to score more than 5,000 runs against an opponent (5,028 vs England).

8. He scored 500 or more runs seven times in a Test series.

9. Six times he scored centuries in a single session of a Test match.

10. He Scored the most runs in a single day’s play 309 against England in Leeds, 1930.

11. He was Knighted in 1949. The only Australian cricketer ever to receive a knighthood and the first Test cricketer so honoured.

12. In 2000 he was voted the greatest cricketer of the 20th century by Wisden Cricket Almanack. This decision was unanimous amongst the 100 judges.

13. Don Bradman scored 28,067 runs in First-class cricket at an average of 95.15, with a top score of 452 not out.

14. During his Test career, Don Bradman scored 26 pc of the team’s total runs.

15. Don Bradman’s batting average over his career in Test matches against all countries was 99.94 – if he had remained not out or scored 4 more runs and lost his wicket in his final Test innings at The Oval in 1948, he would have averaged 100 per innings.

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