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Thursday, 03 March 2016 - 7:57
Ex-New Zealand captain Martin Crowe dies of cancer at 53
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Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has died of cancer at the age of 53.

Auckland-born Crowe is widely regarded as one of New Zealand's best ever batsman, having scored 17 centuries and 5,444 runs in 77 Tests at an average of 45.36.

Crowe captained the Kiwis in 16 Test matches and his highest score was 299 against Sri Lanka in Wellington in 1991.

He was named one of Wisden's Cricketers of the Year in 1985 and was player of the tournament in the 1992 World Cup after scoring 456 runs in 9 matches.

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