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From the Archives: Bradman out for ‘duck’ in his last Test

First published in the Sydney Morning Herald on August 16, 1948.

There is a possibility that Don Bradman will have to finish his great Test batting career with a “duck.”

With only two wickets down, Australia has a lead of 101 runs and may not need a second innings in the fifth Test. Other points that have arisen from yesterday’s extraordinary cricket are: Arthur Morris, 77 not out, may score his sixth Test century against England. This would bring him level with Victor Trumper and Bill Woodfull, who are next on the list to Bradman’s 19 Test hundreds.

The front page of the Herald from August 16, 1948, carrying the news that Don Bradman was out for a duck in his final Test at The Oval.

The front page of the Herald from August 16, 1948, carrying the news that Don Bradman was out for a duck in his final Test at The Oval.Credit:Fairfax archives

Bradman’s team, the first to play five-day Tests in England, seems certain to become the first Australian side ever to win four matches in an’English series. When Bradman was bowled by Eric Hollies yesterday it was the sixth time he had been out for a”duck” in Tests against England. He failed to score on four occasions in Australia, and in the second innings of the first Test at Nottingham this year. Bradman has scored in all his innings against county teams on the present

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