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Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds dies in road accident

Former Australia cricketer and two-time World Cup winner Andrew Symonds died in a car crash on Saturday night

Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds dies in road accident
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Former Australia cricketer and two-time World Cup winner Andrew Symonds died in a car crash on Saturday night.

The 46-year-old was the sole passenger in the crash just outside of Townsville in his home state of Queensland, police confirmed.

"Early information indicates, shortly after 11pm the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled," the police statement confirmed.

"Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant, however, he died of his injuries.

Symonds averaged 40.61 with the bat from 26 Tests for his country but was perhaps more well known for his exploits in white-ball cricket.

He featured in 198 ODIs scoring six centuries and 30 half-centuries while also contributing 133 wickets with his more than handy off-spin and medium pace.

It was at the 2003 World Cup where Symonds burst onto the stage with perhaps his greatest innings as he torched Pakistan with an unbeaten 143 in Johannesburg early in the tournament and helped Australia remain unbeaten and defeat India in a one-sided final.

The swashbuckling right-hander was also part of the victorious World Cup side at the 2007 World Cup in West Indies as Australia claimed their fourth 50-over World Cup title.

Symonds also played 14 T20I for Australia, managing 337 runs and eight wickets.

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