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Last Updated: Saturday, 23 December 2006, 15:19 GMT
Glenn McGrath's Test career in photos

Glenn McGrath makes a slow but steady start to his Test match career joining an already successful team

Glenn Donald McGrath makes his Test debut against New Zealand in 1993 and takes three wickets during the match

Glenn McGrath takes the applause of his team in Barbados

His eight-wicket haul against West Indies in Barbados ends a long winless run for Australia in the Caribbean

Brian Lara becomes McGrath's 300th Test victim

Among his victims is Brian Lara, a player that goes on to fall to him 15 times over the course of the following years

Glenn McGrath savours one of his many wickets

He makes his first appearance at Lord's in 1997 and records stunning figures of 8-38 as England suffer

McGrath dismisses Atherton at Lord's in 2001

England captain Michael Atherton becomes his most frequent 'bunny', falling to him 19 times over his career

McGrath dives full length to dismiss Vaughan

In the Ashes series of 2002-03, McGrath pulls off a memorable catch to end Michael Vaughan's innings at Adelaide

McGrath raises his bat for the only time in Brisbane in 2004

A keen but unsuccessful batsman, he completes his only half century with a score of 61 in Brisbane against New Zealand

McGrath acknowledges the crowd after a superb performances

His career best comes against Pakistan at Perth in 2004, where his 8-24 helps Australia to a 491-run victory

He takes his 500th Test wicket at Lord's

He starts the Ashes series of 2005 by unseating Marcus Trescothick and claiming his 500th wicket in the process

McGrath lies in pain after treading on a loose ball in training

McGrath's ankle injury before the second Test proves pivotal to the series as England win and go on to regain the urn

Australia celebrate as Hoggard returns to the pavilion

He decides to retire days after Matthew Hoggard becomes his 555th victim and Australia reclaim the Ashes in late 2006

McGrath poses with the World Cup after winning it in 2003

He is set to end his international career after the next World Cup, a tournament he helped Australia win in 1999 and 2003

McGrath to retire after World Cup
23 Dec 06 |  The Ashes
Australia face life after McGrath
23 Dec 06 |  The Ashes


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