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Grant Elliott to retire from one-day international cricket

The veteran allrounder slipped back in to Auckland Airport with his Black Caps team-mates on return from the World Twenty20, and without any fanfare delivered the line mid-sentence to a television reporter, he said 

I've played my last one-day game

It was suspected Elliott, now 37, had played his last ODI in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series-winning match against Australia in Hamilton in February. He raised his bat to the crowd upon being dismissed but when asked about the gesture, a team spokesman said Elliott was waving to his son. Now it's confirmed Elliott has played his 83rd and final ODI, just over a year since his career high point when he blasted South African fast bowler Dale Steyn into the Eden Park grandstand to launch New Zealand into the World Cup final. He didn't rule out continuing his T20 career, although the Black Caps' next international commitments aren't till August with two confirmed tests in South Africa but no limited overs matches.


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