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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

'The heartbeat of the team'

Mar 4, 2014: Reaction from around the world after Graeme Smith announced his retirement

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

The end had been coming for Smith

Mar 3, 2014: A picture on Instagram, Irish citizenship, a young family and a long time at the helm. There was plenty pointing towards Graeme Smith preparing to call time on his career. It has been an immense one.

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Graeme Smith announces South Africa retirement

Mar 3, 2014: Graeme Smith has announced he will retire from international cricket at the conclusion of the final Test against South Africa in Cape Town

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town

South Africa on the precipice of history

Feb 28, 2014: If Graeme Smith's men take the Newlands Test, they will be the first South African team to win a series over Australia on home soil since readmission

Firdose Moonda in Cape Town

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

South Africa soak in that winning feeling

Feb 26, 2014: There has been a noticeable spring in South Africa's step over recent days after their remarkable turnaround in fortunes

Firdose Moonda

Steyn's spell from hell

Feb 26, 2014: No other bowler in the world today could have won the match in Port Elizabeth so suddenly and with such effect

Mark Nicholas

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

Can runs replace talk for captains?

Feb 25, 2014: Neither Graeme Smith or Michael Clarke have been flush with runs in the Test series, but have had a fair bit to say about each other's teams

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 4th day

Steyn epitomises South Africa's resolve

Feb 23, 2014: Dale Steyn was not any angrier than usual during his match-winning spell of 3 for 10 in four overs. But all the elements were in place to provide just the tonic he needed

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

Smith unbowed in Johnson battles

Feb 19, 2014: Graeme Smith will be focusing on the memories of scoring match-winning hundreds against Mitchell Johnson and Australia rather than previous dismissals and broken bones

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

Air of discontent around South Africa

Feb 19, 2014: It has been a tricky few days for South African cricket, and not just because of Mitchell Johnson. They have come from behind many times to draw or win Test series and, on what promises to be a lively pitch, must do so again

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day

Standing in the shadows of giants

Feb 15, 2014: Without the coach who took them to No. 1 and the allrounder who made them great, South Africa are trying to surf into a tidal wave

Jarrod Kimber

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day

We deserve everything we get - Smith

Feb 15, 2014: South Africa have never wanted to get out of Centurion faster. The venue that remains their most successful is now the scene of one of their biggest humiliations

Firdose Moonda at Centurion Park
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