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Can Bradman’s record be broken?
Australian cricketer Don Bradman was born 100 years ago — on Aug. 27 1908 in the New South Wales country town of Cootamundra.
His feats on the cricket pitch were the stuff of legend. He averaged 100 runs every three innings and by the time he retired in 1948 his test batting average was a record 99.94 — perhaps the most famous number in cricketing history.
The world has seen some remarkable records broken over the past week at the Olympics in Beijing — do you think it is likely that Bradman’s 99.94 will ever be bettered? Can any modern batsman even compare?
The best days of modern greats like Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting appear over, but could England’s great hope Kevin Pietersen catch up and overtake that magic average?