• Elliot calls time on ODI career

    Grant Elliot, the man who drove South Africans to tears in the 2015 World Cup semi-final, has retired from One-Day Internationals after New Zealand’s exit in the World T20 tournament.

    The 37-year-old Elliot told Newshub he was yet to make a decision regarding his T20 career.

    Elliot, who was born in South Africa, played the innings of his life in the World Cup semi-final against his country of birth when he scored 84 off 73 balls to guide the Black Caps to their first ever final.

    With five runs needed of two balls, Elliott put Dale Steyn over long-on to leave several Proteas players in tears and on his back on the pitch in despair.

    ‘I’m going to reassess, let the dust settle,’ Elliott said.¬†‘As long as I’m still enjoying my cricket, I haven’t really made a call on anything yet. I’ve played my last one-day game, but there are three formats.’

    Elliott had also played a heroic role in New Zealand’s run to the final in the Champions Trophy in 2009, a year after his international debut. Nursing a broken thumb, Elliott made a match-winning 75 not out on a cracked Wanderers surface against Pakistan.

    He finishes his ODI career with 1976 runs in 83 matches, including two centuries and 11 half-centuries, at an average of 34.06.

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