In this Feb. 24 1992 photo, Martin Crowe, captain of new Zealand cricket team, bats during a match at Eden Park, in Auckland New Zealand. (New Zealand Herald via AP)
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Pioneering cricketer Martin Crowe, widely acknowledged as New Zealand's greatest batsman who laid the foundations for Twenty20 cricket, was hailed a "hero" Thursday after he died of cancer aged 53 .Crowe enjoyed a 13-year international career from 1982-95, including four years as captain.He had a Test average of 45.36 in 77 matches and held a slew of New Zealand batting records when he retired, including most Test runs (5,444), highest Test score (299), most 50s (35) and most hundreds (17) -- the last of which still stands.In his retirement, Crowe devised a new ultra-short form of the game called Cricket Max for his new employer Sky Television, which helped lay the foundation for the modern Twenty20 revolution.Rugby union's world champion All Blacks declared Crowe "a true NZ sporting great" while the scoreboard at Wellington's Basin Reserve simply read "RIP Martin Crowe 299" -- his highest score, achieved at the ground in 1991 .
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