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The Most Famous DUCK of Test Cricket

by Sahir Usman Sep 25, 2017 • 17:29 PM

“Two slips, a silly mid-off, and a forward short leg close to him as Hollies pitches the ball up slowly and …he’s bowled…Bradman bowled Hollies … nought …”. (The above lines were taken from the commentary by John Arlott - BBC Commentator, during Bradman’s last innings).

Many great batsmen got out for a duck in test cricket but none of those innings ever being remembered. However the one mentioned above holds a special place in the history…

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Sir Donald Bradman was undoubtedly the greatest batsmen to have ever graced the game of cricket. An attacking batsman, Bradman had numerous batting records to his name. His whooping test average of 99.94 is still a challenge for the cricketers.

Bradman played many memorable knocks during his career but the last test innings he played often attracts the attention of cricket fraternity from time to time. What’s surprising about the innings was that it is still being talked about in-spite of the fact that Bradman failed to score in his last innings. Over the time, it becomes the most famous ‘DUCK” (Score of Zero) of the test cricket.

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Seven times in his test career, Bradman was out without scoring a run but it was his last duck that holds a special place in test cricket history.


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