Never before has such a feat been seen in the world of cricket. And there is little hope of looking further.
This is the biggest score made in a single day in first-class cricket. (Symbolic picture)
Cricket fans know how much this game has changed in the last few years. After the iconic format of Test match, when it was the turn to speed up the game, ODI cricket was invented. This limited overs format ruled for a long time. Then when it felt that a little more speed is needed, then T20 cricket also got settled in the fans. So it was about the pace of cricket. But today we will hardly believe by reading what we are going to tell you. At present, we are constantly watching fast cricket, but it would be surprising to know that the great feat in the world of cricket that was done in the year 1948 has not been repeated till date. Rather, it has become that record of this game, which seems impossible not to break.
Actually, if a team also scores 400 runs in a test match or first class match on any given day, then it gets recorded in the count of charismatic performance. In such a situation, if you come to know that the record for scoring the maximum 721 runs in a single day was made in 1948, then it is bound to be surprised. This amazing feat was done by Australia (Australia) and that too when the game was very slow. Four batsmen scored centuries in this match, including the great Don Bradman.
Australia won by innings and 451 runs in three days
This match was played between Australia and Acex from 15 to 17 May 1948. On the very first day, the Australian team hit 721 runs, that too in just 129 overs. Bradman scored 187 runs in just 125 minutes. Apart from him, WA Brown scored 153, Laxton 120 and Saggers scored an unbeaten 104. Opener Burns contributed 79 runs. Bailey spent 128 runs for the ace, while R.K. Smith looted 169 runs. Apart from this, T. Smith gave 193 runs while Price spent 156 runs. After this, the first innings of the ace was reduced to 83 runs, and in the second innings, the team could only score 187 runs. The result of the match was revealed in just three days. Australia did this historic match with a huge difference of innings and 451 runs. Since that day, till today, in first class cricket, so many runs could not be scored in a single day.
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