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Michael Vaughan, England's most successful Test captain, has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
The Yorkshire batsman led his country to a record 26 Test wins and finished with 5,719 runs at a respectable average of 41.44.
Skysports.com looks back at 10 of the finest moments in his decorated career.
Vaughan's Test career got off to a slow start with just one half-century in the first 16 innings.
The breakthrough came in his 11th Test appearance, against Pakistan at Old Trafford, with a maiden century.
Batting at number three, Vaughan shared a third-wicket stand of 261 with Graham Thorpe against a bowling attack that included Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram and Saqlain Mushtaq.
He was eventually caught behind off Waqar for 120, having struck 16 fours during a five-and-a-half hour stay that erased many doubts concerning his ability to mix it at the highest level.
An unlucky run of injuries meant Vaughan headed into the summer of 2002 still only a fringe member of the England set-up.
He missed the entire Ashes series the previous year due to a knee problem and had just one century to his name from 16 Tests.
But an innings of 115 at Lord's against Sri Lanka at the beginning of the 2002 summer was the start of a magnificent run of form that saw him score seven tons in 12 Tests.
Three of those came during the series against India in the second half of the home season, his only weakness appearing to come in the nervous 190s - the Indians dismissed him for 197 at Trent Bridge and 195 at the Oval.
Just as impressive as the raw numbers was the elegant manner of his strokeplay, particularly the cover drive and short-arm pull which became firmly established as trademark shots.
Vaughan picked up just six wickets during his 82 Tests, a surprisingly poor return for a capable off-spinner - although injuries and the demands of captaincy restricted his bowling during the latter half of his career.
Among his six victims, however, is the name of Sachin Tendulkar - the prized scalp for a generation of bowlers around the world.
Vaughan's moment of magic came at Trent Bridge in 2002 when he ripped a sharply turning delivery back between Tendulkar's bat and pad as the Little Master, on 92, attempted to drive through the covers.
It was difficult to say who was more shocked - Tendulkar as he trudged back to the pavilion having missed out a century or an ecstatic Vaughan, who did a lap round the square in celebration.
England's 2002-03 Ashes tour ended in a predictable 4-1 defeat, but Vaughan - more than any other player - emerged from the series with his reputation enhanced.
Having been singled out as his number one target by Glenn McGrath prior to the series, Vaughan silenced the Australian paceman - no mean feat - with 633 runs in the series, including three centuries.
He played through the pain of a sore knee to score 177 at Adelaide and followed up with knocks of 145 in a hopeless cause at the MCG and 183 in the second innings at Sydney to set up England's solitary victory. McGrath, throughout, was treated like a medium pacer.
Vaughan succeeded Nasser Hussain as Test captain mid-way through the summer of 2003 and quickly made his mark in the role.
His laid-back personality and thoughtful man-management created an atmosphere in which his young fast bowlers thrived, while his careful handling of Andrew Flintoff saw the Lancashire all-rounder fulfil his vast potential.
The summer of 2004 was the first real indication of where Vaughan's leadership could take England. They won all seven Tests - three with New Zealand and four against West Indies - often showing impressive character to battle back from unpromising positions.
Vaughan will be remembered as one of the most attractive batsmen to watch of his generation. But, typical of his Yorkshire upbringing, he was also - when the occasion demanded - capable of playing long, defensive innings.
The best example from his Test career is the 140 he made in almost six hours against West Indies at St John's in April 2004 to help England salvage a draw.
His powers of concentration that day were remarkable given that he had spent the first three days of the match toiling in the field as Brian Lara piled up 400.
Vaughan particularly enjoyed batting at Lord's, averaging 54 in 12 Tests at the venue.
In July 2004 against West Indies, he made scores of 103 and 101 not out as England recorded a crushing win to become just the third batsman in history to make two centuries in a Test at the home of cricket.
Vaughan's one-day international career was largely a disaster zone, although his performance against Australia in the semi-final of the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy was the exception.
After scalping 2-42 in 10 overs with the ball, Vaughan struck a crisp 86 to help England overhaul a victory target of 260 and earn the man-of-the-match award.
Vaughan's career reached its high point in 2005 when he masterminded England's first Ashes success for 18 years.
His astute leadership guided England to a 2-1 success on home soil over their fiercest rivals, having created an atmosphere that allowed his squad to overcome the psychological burden of previous failed campaigns against Australia.
His 166 at Old Trafford, taken off an attack featuring McGrath, Jason Gillespie, Brett Lee and Shane Warne, was arguably the best of his career and helped ensure England retained the initiative heading into the final two Tests of a closely-fought series.
The achievement earned Vaughan an OBE and at the time appeared to mark the start of a golden era of for his captaincy - in fact, it turned out to be the beginning of the end.
Vaughan returned from an injury-enforced, 18-month absence from the Test arena with a defiant century against West Indies at Leeds in May 2007.
The Yorkshireman's problematic knee had kept him on the sidelines since the tour of Pakistan in early 2006 and many doubted he would ever be fit enough to resume his international career.
But he marked his comeback with one of his finest innings, a typically elegant hundred that was celebrated with gusto - batting partner Kevin Pietersen appeared even more excited than the man himself (pictured) - in front of his adoring home crowd at a sun-kissed Headingley.
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