Former NZ cricket captain Martin Crowe died

Mar 3, 2016 08:08 IST

Martin CroweFormer New Zealand captain Martin Crowe died due to cancer on 3 March 2016 in Auckland. He was 53.

The ex-Black Caps batsman had been suffering from lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system.

Auckland-born Crowe is widely regarded as one of New Zealand's best ever batsman, having scored 17 centuries and 5444 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 nine matches.

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