Hamilton Masakadza retires from all forms of international cricket

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DHAKA: Zimbabwe skipper Hamilton Masakadza retired from all forms of cricket on Friday.

According to details, Masakadza played his last international game against Afghanistan on Friday leading his team to a 7-wicket win in the 5th match of the Bangladesh T20I Tri-nation series in Chattogram.

Friday’s win also marked the first win in nine T20I outings for Zimbabwe against Afghanistan. The African side had not been able to beat their Asian rivals in any of their previous 8 meetings before Friday.

Masakadza retires as the highest run-scorer for Zimbabwe with 1,662 runs to his name from 66 innings at an average of 25.96 and 11 fifties. He has also featured in 38 Tests and 209 ODIs for his country scoring 2,223 and 5,658 runs respectively with 5 half-centuries across both the formats. He had announced his retirement before the beginning of the tri-series and would be happy to have helped his side register their first win in the ongoing tournament.