Australia marks centenary of sporting legend

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Events are taking place around Australia today to mark 100 years since the birth of one of the greatest sportsmen of all time. The cricketer Sir Donald Bradman, who was born on August 27th, 1908, amassed the greatest Test batting average in history (99.94) and is still revered in his home country. Australia’s major cities and the NSW town of Cootamundra, where Bradman was born, are holding functions to commemorate the day. Bradman died on February 25th, 2001, aged 92.

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