December 2, 2013, 12:24 pm
November 30, 1946.The previous morning Don Bradman had refused to walk after chopping a ball from Bill Voce to Jack Ikin in the second slip. On the second day, Australia posted a mammoth 645, with Bradman amassing 187 and Lindsay Hassett getting 128. Later, as captain of Australia, Hassett used to recount this century lacing it with his own personal anecdote. Arunabha Sengupta recalls Hassett’s yarn that characterised his ability to laugh at himself — a trait that made him one of the most popular captains of Australia.