Bradmanesque


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Bradmanesque

(ˌbrædməˈnɛsk)
adj
(Cricket) cricket (of a batsman or innings) reminiscent of Sir Don Bradman in terms of dominance over the opposing bowlers
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The latest one is the crowning glory and definitely of Bradmanesque proportions.
A tally of six centuries in 14 Tests (at the conclusion of the first Test against New Zealand in Wellington) with a Bradmanesque average of 97.
If unbeaten Durham thought they batted poorly to not make 300 from the platform laid by Rushworth and Jennings - and they did - it was Bradmanesque compared to what Middlesex's startled rabbits did once Durham turned on their headlights.
Last year the Australia captain added a Bradmanesque appetite for Test runs, accumulating 1,595 at an average of exactly 106, including three double centuries and a triple.
According to the report, it was Hussey's 19th Test ton, seeing him equal former Test skipper Mark Taylor, and his fifth against Sri Lanka, against whom he has plundered 877 runs in nine innings at the Bradmanesque average of 125.
The opener has enjoyed a Bradmanesque summer, piling up the runs in the Test series, top-scoring in all four ODIs, and making a classy 47 not out as the Proteas stumbled to 77-5 from nine overs in Monday's abortive game in Manchester.
Even Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott could have a shout as their batting averages soar to almost Bradmanesque proportions.
But then the quiet, amiable left-hander, who had a Bradmanesque average of 87 after 12 Test matches, explodes with whatever violence is there in him at comparisons with the great Australian.
As Ramnaresh Sarwan chalked up his Bradmanesque third hundred in three matches, England's blunted bowling attack struggled to find any penetration in the Bajan sunshine.
His conversion from 50 to 100 is Bradmanesque, having turned 16 fifties into 10 hundreds and this was a captain's innings in every sense.
This landmark may tempt him to delay his retirement and considering his scintillating form he is sure to achieve Bradmanesque glory before he hangs up his boots.
He said that he had pointedly tried to keep his game the same and structure his innings the same way as when he was in his golden patch of form and had a Bradmanesque average.