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13/07/2012 05:23 BST | Updated 13/07/2012 05:24 BST

Brett Lee, Australian Fast Bowler, Announces Retirement From International Cricket (VIDEO)

Australia bowler Brett Lee has announced his retirement from international cricket.

He played 221 ODIs for the Aussies as well as 25 T20 matches, taking 380 and 28 wickets in the respective formats.

The 35-year-old, who has not played a Test match since against South Africa on Boxing Day 2008, announced his retirement from five-dayers in January 2010 following a series of knee injuries.

Although a fixture in One Day Internationals, a calf injury cut short his tour of England this summer, and he played his final international in the green and gold at Chester-le-Street on Saturday.

He will however continue to play in the Indian Premier League and the Big Bash League Twenty20 competitions.

A ferociously fast right-hander at his peak, Lee became the first bowler to send in a delivery at 100mph in March 2005 against New Zealand in Napier.

Lee made his Test debut in the Boxing Day Test match against India at Melbourne in 1999 as a 23-year-old, taking seven wickets. The following month he made his ODI debut against Pakistan in Brisbane.