South Africa's JP Duminy retires from Test and first-class cricket
Duminy played 46 Tests for South Africa, scoring six hundreds
Last Updated: 16/09/17 5:31pm
South Africa batsman JP Duminy has announced his retirement from Test and first-class cricket with immediate effect.
Duminy, who hit six hundreds and eight fifties in 46 Tests, was dropped by the Proteas after their defeat to England in the first Test at Lord's in July.
The 33-year-old will continue to play limited-overs cricket for South Africa, having figured in 177 ODIs and 71 T20Is to date.
"After long and careful deliberation, I have decided to retire from first-class and Test match cricket with immediate effect," Duminy said in a statement.
"It is an experience that cannot be replaced and one I will always cherish.
"Test cricket has always been the pinnacle and I've been fortunate enough to experience some memorable highlights with the Proteas and also in first-class matches with the WSB Cape Cobras.
"In the years ahead, my focus will be placed on attaining limited-overs cricket success for South Africa and the WSB Cape Cobras."
South Africa begin a two-Test series at home to Bangladesh on September 28, with matches in Potchefstroom and Bloemfontein.