Dec 08, 2008 at 12:21pm IST

Bradman's 452-run bat to go under the hammer

Sydney: The cricket bat Australia's 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. Bradman, regarded as the greatest batsmen of all time, died in 2001 aged 92.

LEGEND'S MARK: Bradman's unbeaten 452 is the third highest individual first-class score of all time.

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