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Don Bradman Going out to Bat for the Last Time, Melbourne Cr

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Don Bradman Going out to Bat for the Last Time, Melbourne Cr

Photograph of Don Bradman going out to bat, during his last first-class cricket match; a game between Bradmans XI and L. Hassetts XI, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, December 1948. Bradman, characteristically, scored a century. In a career of over 20 years, Don Bradman scored 27, 984 first-class runs at an average of 95.5 for New South Wales and South Australia. His test batting average of 99.94 in 80 innings is unlikely ever to be equalled

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This evocative photograph captures the legendary Australian cricketer Don Bradman making his way to the crease for the last time during the historic match between Bradman's XI and L. Hassetts XI, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 25, 1948. The image encapsulates the significance of the moment, as Bradman, with his characteristic focus and determination, prepared to score what would be his final century in a first-class cricket match. Bradman's career spanned over 20 years, during which he scored an astonishing 27,984 first-class runs at an average of 95.5 for New South Wales and South Australia. His test batting average of 99.94, based on 80 innings, is a record that remains unmatched in the annals of cricket history. The game between Bradman's XI and L. Hassetts XI was a fitting farewell for the cricketing legend. The occasion drew a massive crowd to the Melbourne Cricket Ground, eager to witness Bradman's final innings. The tension was palpable as Bradman stepped out to bat, the weight of history resting on his shoulders. Despite the pressure, Bradman delivered a performance that would go down in history. He scored a century, adding another remarkable feat to his already impressive resume. The crowd erupted in applause as Bradman reached the milestone, a testament to the enduring impact he had on the game of cricket. This photograph is a poignant reminder of Bradman's unparalleled achievements and the indelible mark he left on the sport. It stands as a testament to his unwavering dedication, skill, and the enduring legacy of a true cricketing great.

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