Australia’s Don Bradman is unarguably the best batter of all time. In his illustrious cricket profession of twenty-two years, Bradman achieved lots of milestones and glory to determine himself as the best of all time. One illustrious feat recorded by Bradman that shines among the many relaxation is his 100 first-class lots of. The Australian legend entered his identify within the elusive checklist of gamers with 100 centuries in first-class cricket on November 15, 1947.
Although there are 25 gamers who’ve scored 100 first-class centuries, Bradman is the one one to smash his a hundredth century in a shedding trigger. His a hundredth hundred in FC cricket got here towards the touring Indian facet on the Sydney Cricket Floor. It was additionally his eighth and final of his 117 FC lots of which got here in a shedding trigger.
The match between India and Australia XI noticed the guests batting first and posting a rating of 326. Gul Muhammad was the standout participant from the Indian facet with a powerful knock of 85 runs.
In reply, Australia was in hassle early within the innings as they misplaced each their opening batters cheaply. Bradman was the one Australian batter to indicate some intent and sophistication with the willow as he slammed unbeaten 172 runs.
His knock was laced with 18 boundaries and a single most. Bradman stayed on the crease for as many as 177 minutes earlier than lastly falling to Vijay Hazare. Bradman had hit a single off Gogumal Kishenchand to develop into the one Australian batter to attain 100 FC centuries.
On the again of the exploits by Bradman, Australia reached an enormous whole of 380 runs to take a lead. India returned with 304 runs within the third innings whereas Australia may rating solely 203 and misplaced the sport by 47 runs. Bradman misplaced his wicket at a paltry whole of 26 in Australia’s second batting innings.