Explained: Is the iconic footage of Don Bradman’s final Test innings partly morphed?
The iconic video footage of Don Bradman’s last Test innings is not entirely from the notorious two balls he faced in that innings.
We have grown up reading about the story. Don Bradman was on his final tour, in England in 1948. Four Tests into the five-match series, his Test average stood at 101.39. He needed only four runs (or to remain unbeaten) to ensure he ended his career with a three-figure average.
We have likely all watched the 30-second video too, particularly since the advent of the internet. Once Sid Barnes fell, Bradman walked down the stairs of The Kia Oval amidst tumultuous applause from a crowd of twenty thousand to face up to Eric Hollies.
Hollies had just dis