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Clarke to retire from Test cricket

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By Euronews
Clarke to retire from Test cricket

<p>Australia captain Michael Clarke has announced he will retire from Test cricket after the current Ashes series.</p> <p>The 34-year-old, who made his Test debut 11 years ago, took over the Australia captaincy in March 2011 and has presided over 46 matches, winning 23 and losing 16.</p> <p>The announcement of Clarke’s impending retirement came just after his side lost to England by an innings and 78 runs in the fourth Test at Trent Bridge. </p> <p>Steve Smith is now expected to take over permanently as the Test captain ahead of Australia’s next series in October.</p>