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Dravid emulates Don

- By Statsman    

ashok mankad

Indian vice captain Rahul Dravid today emulated the legendary Donald Bradman when he scored his third successive double centuries in as many series in test cricket . His latest effort of 270 which remains his highest ever score , against Pakistan at Rawalpindi , follows his equally magnificent innings of 222 against New Zealand at Ahmedabad and 233 versus Australia at Adelaide - all registered during the on-going 2003-04 season

Bradman, in fact , has notched up as many as six double tons in three consecutive test innings in the early thirties - an achievement of staggering dimension indeed . Details of players who have scored three double hundreds in-a-row in as many series with at least one double ton in a series is as follows :

Donald Bradman ( Aust ):

254 at Lord's , 334 at Leeds , 232 at the Oval vs England in 1930
223 vs West Indies at Brisbane in 1930-31
226 at Brisbane , 299* at Adelaide vs South Africa in 1931-32

Rahul Dravid ( Ind ):

222 vs New Zealand at Ahmedabad , 2003-04
233 vs Australia at Adelaide , 2003-04
270 vs Pakistan at Rawalpindi , 2003-04