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Michael Vaughan career photos

Vaughan takes charge of an experienced team in 2003

Following the resignation of Nasser Hussain, Michael Vaughan takes charge of the 2003 series against South Africa which England draw

Vaughan loses his wicket

After comprehensively beating Bangladesh, Vaughan suffers his first series defeat while on a tour of Sri Lanka at the end of the year

Vaughan holds aloft the Wisden Trophy

His team bounce back in early 2004 when they beat West Indies 3-0 to register their first series win in the Caribbean since 1968

Vaughan scores against South Africa

Victories follow over New Zealand and West Indies before two half centuries in Johannesburg help seal a series win over South Africa

Australia celebrate Vaughan's wicket

Bangladesh are beaten again before Vaughan presides over his first match against Australia - England lose by 239 runs at Lord's

Vaughan scores runs against Australia

A tense win at Edgbaston levels the series before Vaughan registers 166 in the draw at Old Trafford, his best innings of the series

England celebrate their famous win

A win at Trent Bridge and a draw at The Oval see Vaughan's side sensationally win the Ashes for the first time since 1987

Kevin Pietersen and Vaughan celebrate the captain's ton

After losing to Pakistan, Vaughan misses 18 months with injury but returns with a ton against West Indies at Headingley in 2007

India beat England

A period of fluctuating fortunes begins with a home series defeat to India and another loss to Sri Lanka on tour

Vaughan celebrates his ton in the first Test at Lord's

Back to back wins over New Zealand at the start of 2008 boosts morale and sees Vaughan notch a century at Lord's

Vaughan stands down at a press conference

However, it proves to be his last as leader as defeat to South Africa sees Vaughan decide to end his captaincy five years after it began

see also
Vaughan quits as England captain
03 Aug 08 |  England

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