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Factbox – South Africa captain Graeme Smith #cricket

South Africa's captain Graeme Smith runs after a ball after he failed to make a catch during the third day of their test cricket match against Australia in Centurion February 14, 2014. REUTERS/Siphiwe SibekoREUTERS – Factbox on Graeme Smith, who announced he will be retiring from international cricket following the conclusion of South Africa's third test against Australia. * Born February 1, 1981 in Johannesburg EARLY CAREER * Promising schoolboy cricketer at King Edward School in Johannesburg, picked for South Africa's under-19 team. Scored 68 in the second innings, batting No. 3, but South Africa lost. * His games as captain are 108 for South Africa and one for the ICC World XI against Australia in October 2005.

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Graeme Smith to retire from international cricket after third test v Australia #cricket

South Africa's captain Graeme Smith plays a shot during the second day of their cricket test match against Australia in Centurion February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Siphiwe SibekoCAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa captain Graeme Smith announced he will retire from international cricket at the end of the third test against Australia at Newlands. "This has been the most difficult decision I have ever had to make in my life. It's a decision that I have been considering since my ankle surgery in April last year," Smith said in a statement released by Cricket South Africa on Monday. (Editing by Pritha Sarkar)