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New Zealand's Anna Peterson calls time on international career

The New Zealand allrounder aims to continue representing the Auckland Hearts in the domestic circuit

Anna Peterson is congratulated after one of her three wickets, Australia v New Zealand, 2nd women's T20I, Geelong, February 19, 2017

Anna Peterson played 65 international matches for New Zealand in her career  •  Cricket Australia/Getty Images

New Zealand allrounder Anna Peterson has announced her retirement from international cricket. Having made her debut against England in 2012, Peterson spent close to a decade in the international set-up.
She played 65 matches in that period, including 32 ODIs and 33 T20Is. She claimed a combined 45 wickets across both formats in international cricket, with a best of 4 for 25.
Peterson's best T20I bowling figures was 3 for 2 against Australia in Geelong in 2017. She claimed the first T20 international hat-trick by a New Zealand women's bowler in more than 20 years in that match with the first three balls of her spell.
"I've loved every minute of playing for the White Ferns and representing New Zealand," Peterson said. "A massive thanks has to go to my family, friends, coaches, teammates and all those who helped me throughout my international career.
"The White Ferns have a special team culture and I've been privileged to make some lifelong connections in the team while I've also enjoyed meeting and competing against players from across the globe."
Peterson aims to continue representing the Auckland Hearts in the domestic circuit while also working at North Harbour Rugby as the Rugby Manager for Women and Girls.
"I still feel I have plenty to offer at the domestic level and I'm looking forward to suiting up for the Auckland Hearts again this season," she said. "As an experienced member of the Hearts, I'm enjoying giving back to the younger players and watching them embark on their own cricketing journeys."