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Michael Clarke's record-breaking year
Clarke became the first batsman to score 300 at the SCG in the First Test of 2012.

Michael Clarke's record-breaking year

AEST 00:00, Tue Nov 27 2012
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Australia captain Michael Clarke has reclaimed the ranking as the No1 Test batsman after his record-breaking performance in the Second Test against South Africa.

The 31-year-old became the first batsman in the history of Test cricket to score four double hundreds in a calendar year with his 230 in the thrilling draw at the Adelaide Oval.

He moved past fellow Australians Sir Donald Bradman and Ricky Ponting, the only two men to score three Test double centuries in a single year.

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Clarke became the first batsman to score 300 at the SCG in the First Test of 2012.
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