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Lara announces retirement from int'l cricket

The versatile genius and one of the all-time greats retires from both forms of the game after WI's ouster from WC.

cricket Updated: Apr 20, 2007 04:00 IST

West Indies captain Brian Lara announced his international retirement in Bridgetown on Thursday.

The 37-year-old record-breaking batsman said he would halt his cricket career after Saturday's World Cup Super Eights match against England at the Kensington Oval.

"This Saturday will be my last match in international cricket," said Lara after his team's 99-run win over Bangladesh in Barbados.

Lara, who turns 38 on May 2, had already announced last week that he would retire from one-day cricket following the team's disappointing World Cup campaign which had seen them fail to reach the semi-finals.

He retires holding the highest ever Test match score of 400 and with 11,953 Test runs to his name in 131 matches and with an average of 52.88.

He has played 298 ODIs with 10,387 runs at an average of 40.57.

First Published: Apr 20, 2007 03:46 IST