Bradman the record holder
Don Bradman being 'chaired-off' the Sydney Cricket Ground by several Queensland players after scoring a world-record First-Class score of 452 not out for New South Wales on 6 January, 1930
Don Bradman holds the world highest Test batting average of 99.94 runs per innings. The next closest is South African Graeme Pollock on 60.97. More than any other statistic this measures how superior Bradman is to all Test cricketers.
In 2006 Don Bradman still holds many batting records. They include;
- Most double-centuries; 12
- Most double-centuries in a series; 3 (1930)
- Highest score by a number 4 batsman; 304 Headingley, 1934
- Most runs scored in a single-days play; 309 Headingley, 1930
- Highest 50/100 run conversion rate; 69.05%
- Highest 5th & 6th wicket batting partnerships
- Only Test batsman to have scored more than 5,000 runs verses an opponent (5,028 v. England)
- Six times scored 100 runs in an interval (once pre-lunch, twice lunch-tea, three times tea-stumps).
- Highest Test batting average for a 5-Test series; 201.5 v. South Africa (1931-32).