September 3, 2019 / 3:16 PM / 13 days ago

Zimbabwe captain Masakadza announces international retirement

FILE PHOTO: Zimbabwe's batsman Hamilton Masakadza hits a shot during the third One Day International (ODI) match against New Zealand in Bulawayo October 25, 2011. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza has called time on his 18-year international career after announcing his retirement from all formats of the game at the end of the upcoming Twenty20 international triangular series in Bangladesh.

Masakadza, 36, set a world record in 2001 when, at the age of 17 years and 354 days, he scored 119 against the West Indies in Harare to become the youngest player to make a century on test debut, a mark beaten months later by Bangladesh’s Mohammad Ashraful.

Masakadza bows out having played 38 tests, in which he scored 2,223 runs, including five centuries and eight fifties, 209 one-day internationals and more than 60 Twenty20 internationals.

Reporting by Nick Said, editing by Ed Osmond

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