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Only batsman in the world remained not out on 299
The only batsman to have remained not out on 299 in the history of this game is Sir Don Bradman, the cricket legend. If he had chosen to complete that single, it would have made Sir Don Bradman the first one in the world to have scored triple hundred in a test match.
However, he was the 2nd man to score triple hundreds in the test cricket, talk about an unknown fact in cricket, the first cricketer to score a triple century was Andy Sandham.
Sir Don Bradman and the record of not out on 299 runs
Sir Donald Bradman, the legendary Australian cricketer, holds many records in the sport of cricket. One of his lesser-known records, however, is that he is the only batsman in the history of Test cricket to have remained not out on 299. This is a remarkable achievement, considering that many great cricketers have played the game over the years.
Bradman achieved this feat during the fourth test against South Africa in Feb, 1932. The match was played at Adelaide from January 29 to Feb 2, 1932. Bradman, who was already a batting sensation by this time, came to the crease with Australia lost their first wicket on only 9 runs in response to South Africa’s first-innings total of 308. He proceeded to bat with great skill and concentration, as he always did, and built partnerships with the other Australian batsmen.
The 99 figure and Sir Donald Bradman
Bradman’s innings of 299 not out came off 396 minutes and included 23 fours. He was at the crease for a little over six hours, and he never looked like getting out. His batting was so dominant that he managed to score more runs than the entire other Australian batsmen put together in their first innings. Bradman’s innings was also significant in that it helped Australia win the match by a huge margin of 10 wickets.
Bradman’s record of being the only batsman to remain not out on 299 in Test cricket still stands today, more than 90 years after he achieved the feat. Bradman’s record of being the only batsman to remain not out on 299 is a testament to his incredible batting skills and his ability to score big runs consistently. His record is a reminder of the greatness of one of the greatest cricketers of all time and will forever be a part of cricketing folklore.
Other interesting records of batsmen remained not out on 199* and 99* in test cricket
|DG Bradman||299*||396||–||23||–||Australia||v South Africa||Adelaide||29-Jan-32|
|G Boycott||99*||337||285||8||–||England||v Australia||Perth||14-Dec-79|
|SR Waugh||99*||288||183||12||–||Australia||v England||Perth||03-Feb-95|
|AJ Tudor||99*||182||119||21||–||England||v New Zealand||Birmingham||01-Jul-99|
|A Flower||199*||590||470||24||1||Zimbabwe||v South Africa||Harare||07-Sep-01|
|SM Pollock||99*||252||170||9||2||South Africa||v Sri Lanka||Centurion||15-Nov-02|
|AJ Hall||99*||126||87||15||2||South Africa||v England||Leeds||21-Aug-03|
|KC Sangakkara||199*||562||387||18||2||Sri Lanka||v Pakistan||Galle||22-Jun-12|
|Misbah-ul-Haq||99*||346||223||5||3||Pakistan||v West Indies||Kingston||21-Apr-17|
Who is Sir Donald Bradman?
Sir Donald Bradman was an Australian cricketer who is considered one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He played for Australia between 1928 and 1948 and scored 6,996 runs in 52 Test matches at an average of 99.94, which is widely regarded as the greatest batting average in the history of Test cricket.
When did Sir Donald Bradman score 299 not out in Test cricket?
Bradman achieved this feat of scoring 299 not out during the fourth test against South Africa in Feb, 1932
How long did Sir Donald Bradman bat during his innings of 299 not out?
Sir Donald Bradman batted for a little over six hours during his innings of 299 not out.
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