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Richie Benaud: Australia cricket legend & commentator dies at 84
9 April 2015 Last updated at 23:06 GMT

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Former Australia captain and legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud has died at the age of 84.

A pioneering leg-spin bowler, Benaud played in 63 Tests, 28 as captain, before retiring in 1964 to pursue a career in journalism and broadcasting.

His final commentary in England came during the 2005 Ashes series but he continued to work for Channel Nine in Australia until 2013.

In November, he revealed he was being treated for skin cancer.

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Cricket great Richie Benaud dead
April 10, 2015 - 3:16PM

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Legendary cricket commentator and player Richie Benaud has died in a Sydney hospice at the age of 84.

Benaud had been receiving radiation treatment for skin cancer since November. His family announced that he had died peacefully in his sleep.

Benaud was an all-time great all-rounder cricketer, a crafty leg-spinner who captured 248 wickets in 63 Tests, an attacking lower-order batsman who hit one of the fastest Test centuries, a brilliant gully fielder with amazing reflexes and a crowd puller wherever he played.

He was also a courageous and victorious leader of men, who lost neither a Test series nor his cool.

He was the first cricketer to achieve the Test double of 2000 runs and 200 wickets and, as an all-rounder, ranks as one of the greatest.

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