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Clarke Bids Adieu to International Cricket

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Clarke Bids Adieu to International Cricket

... Reuters:

A batsman of great talent and enormous ambition, Clarke ended his glorious Cricket Career today. He was given a standing ovation by The Oval crowd as he led out his team-mates on the fourth day, with England resuming on 203-6.

He announced his retirement after the Ashes were surrendered in the fourth Test at Trent Bridge and will hand over the captaincy to batsman Steve Smith.

When Siddle took the final wicket, Clarke, who captained Australia in 47 of his 115 Tests, was engulfed by his team-mates before he and fellow retiring team-mate Chris Rogers held souvenir stumps aloft and soaked up the crowd's applause.

Clarke then darted across the outfield to acknowledge the travelling Australia fans, signing autographs and posing for pictures.

Clarke made 8643 Test runs averaging 49.10. he also score 7891 runs in ODIs at an average of 44.58.

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