8 Dec 2008

Bradman bat up for sale

6:41 pm on 8 December 2008

The cricket bat the legendary Australian cricketer Sir Don Bradman used to make his highest first-class score is up for sale.

The bat with which Bradman scored 452 not out for New South Wales against Queensland in 1930 will be auctioned in Melbourne next week.

Bradman's unbeaten 452 is the third highest individual first-class score of all time and stood as the world record for almost three decades.

Pakistan's Hanif Mohammad made 499 for Karachi in 1958-59 and West Indian Brian Lara scored 501 not out for English county Warwickshire in 1994.