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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 September 2018

South Africa's JP Duminy calls time on cricket Test career

Left-handed batsman to continue playing in limited-overs cricket both domestically and internationally.

South Africa all-rounder JP Duminy has chosen to focus on limited-overs cricket. Rafiq Maqbool / AP Photo
South Africa all-rounder JP Duminy has chosen to focus on limited-overs cricket. Rafiq Maqbool / AP Photo

South African international JP Duminy announced his retirement from Test match and first class cricket on Saturday.

The 33-year-old left-handed batsman and part-time right-arm off-spinner will continue to play in limited-overs cricket both domestically and internationally, he said in a statement sent by Cricket South Africa.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed the privilege and opportunity to represent my country in 46 Tests and the WSB Cape Cobras in 108 first-class matches overs the past 16 years," Duminy said.

"It is an experience that cannot be replaced and one I will always cherish."

Duminy hit six Test centuries during his career and he is planning on adding to his four in one-day internationals before fully hanging up his bat.

"In the years ahead, my focus will be placed on attaining limited-overs cricket success for South Africa and the WSB Cape Cobras, along with attending to my young family, who have been incredibly supportive and understanding," he added.

Duminy's Test career in numbers

Tests 46; Runs 2,103; Best 166; Average 32.85; 100s 6; 50s 8; Wickets 42; Best 4-47

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