The Birth of One Day Cricket

by Devanshu Mehta

Photo of Don Bradman taken the MCG, Melbourne ...

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Andy Bull remembers the day One Day cricket was born:

When the match was called off on the third day, Bradman himself climbed up the steps to the press box and announced that a seventh Test had been bolted on to the back-end of the England tour. And, as a short-term sop to the sports-starved Melbourne public, a Gillette Cup style ‘limited-overs Test’ would be played between the two teams at the MCG on what would have been the fifth day.