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Surrey v Essex, The Oval, 3rd day

Wily Masters duels with Smith

Apr 22, 2014: After day that had Graeme Smith and James Foster battling with the elements as much as each other, it will require some negotiation and engineering from both for a positive result to be achieved by either

Vithushan Ehantharajah at The Oval

County cricket 2014

Graeme Smith calls for ICC leadership

Apr 8, 2014: Graeme Smith is settling into life as a former South African captain, leaving behind an international game that he says needs "leadership and direction"

ESPNcricinfo staff

County previews 2014

Smith faces his final challenge

Mar 30, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews Surrey's prospects for the 2014 season

George Dobell

Selectors must be open-minded and open-armed

Mar 27, 2014: Picking a team is a tricky job, and recently England have botched it more often than not. It helps to have a captain who understands the importance of star players

Mark Nicholas

The remarkable Mr Smith

Mar 13, 2014: Not many will forget this unwavering leader who set the agenda during South Africa's most challenging era

Mark Nicholas

Graeme Smith retirement

'Smith the greatest Test captain ever' - Kirsten

Mar 7, 2014: Gary Kirsten has called Graeme Smith the "greatest captain ever" in Test cricket

Nagraj Gollapudi

'He had a feel for the energy of the team'

Mar 7, 2014: Self-belief, presence and a feel for his players - Gary Kirsten on why Graeme Smith was a natural-born leader

As told to Nagraj Gollapudi

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

South Africa face winds of change

Mar 6, 2014: Graeme Smith was the last of South Africa's old guard. The roots of the new one need to grow deeper

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

South African cricket's father figure

Mar 6, 2014: For 11 years, Smith has done a job that in other countries many people do not hold on to for even one. It is a task that requires taking responsibility, selflessness and meeting enormous expectation, much like parenthood

Firdose Moonda

Working with Smithy

Mar 6, 2014: A one-time South Africa coach talks about his partnership with one of the toughest, most driven captains the country has had

Mickey Arthur

Graeme Smith retires

'When I told the team, it was a really tough night'

Mar 5, 2014: Graeme Smith had one word to describe his international career after his final day as a Test cricketer: privileged

Firdose Moonda in Cape Town

Graeme Smith retires

Fourth-innings hero, and captain extraordinaire

Mar 5, 2014: Stats highlights from an incredible career, both as batsman and as leader

S Rajesh

Graeme Smith retires

The boy giant who stood up to legends

Mar 5, 2014: Graeme Smith was South Africa's youngest captain, a brash boy who wasn't afraid of older men, and he grew up under the harsh glare of international captaincy. He succeeded

Jarrod Kimber

Graeme Smith's retirement

Smith: second-innings colossus

Mar 5, 2014: A look back on some of Graeme Smith's best innings in Test cricket

ESPNcricinfo staff

'He scored runs even when he wasn't playing well'

Mar 5, 2014: Jimmy Cook, who coached a young Graeme Smith, talks about the extreme focus, technique, and ability to chatter about the game non-stop that marked his protege

Sidharth Monga

South Africa news

'He was a youngster but he was a big man'

Mar 4, 2014: Three of Graeme Smith's former team-mates, Mark Boucher, Shaun Pollock and Jacques Kallis, remember a brash youngster growing into a statesmanlike captain and scoring a mountain of runs with a rough technqiue

Firdose Moonda

SA v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Graeme Smith's last stand

Mar 4, 2014: Graeme Smith has played tremendous innings for South Africa, but his last one ended in 16 minutes on the ground where he learned his cricket

Firdose Moonda in Cape Town

South Africa news

CSA not hurrying to name Smith's successor

Mar 4, 2014: South Africa are in no rush to appoint a new Test captain following Graeme Smith's retirement from international cricket

Firdose Moonda

Graeme Smith's retirement

The brash lad who grew up right

Mar 4, 2014: ESPNcricinfo handpicks from the archives a selection of articles on Graeme Smith's rise as a leader

ESPNcricinfo staff

Graeme Smith's retirement

From young leader to matchwinner

Mar 4, 2014: In a 12-year period, Graeme Smith established himself as a leader par excellence. Here's a look back at his illustrious career

ESPNcricinfo staff
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