3) 974 runs in five tests
In the summer of 1930, Bradman scored as many as 930 runs in that years Ashes. His sequence of scores read 8, 131, 254, 1, 334, 14, and 232. His aggregate of 974 runs has not been surpassed till date.
Not only that, Bradman’s 974 runs at 139.14 per innings had come in only 1,580 balls. His strike rate of 61.65 was incredible for those days. To put things in perspective, we look at the strike rates of his team mates. Bill Woodfull scored at 31.65 per hundred balls, Bill Ponsford at 40.14 and Allan Kippax at 39.07.