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Matthew Hayden's career in pictures

Matthew Hayden in action against England in 1993

Born in Kingaroy, Queensland, Matthew Lawrence Hayden makes his one-day debut for Australia in England in 1993

Matthew Hayden (right) at Table Mountain in South Africa with Steve Waugh and Ian Healy

Picked for the 1994 tour of South Africa, Hayden (right) makes only 15 and five on his debut - his second Test does not come until December 1996

Matthew Hayden in action for Hampshire

Left out of the 1997 tour of England, he spends the summer playing for Hampshire - and makes 1,446 first-class runs for them

Matthew Hayden in action for Northamptonshire

He spends nearly three years in the Test wilderness - playing for Northamptonshire in 1999 and 2000 before being recalled by Australia

Matthew Hayden dives full length to catch Sherwin Campbell (right)

His comeback series is in the West Indies in 2000/01, where he takes a superb catch to dismiss Sherwin Campbell

Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden

He soon forges a prolific opening partnership with Justin Langer as Australia begin to dominate Test cricket

Mathew Hayden bating in India

Hayden scores 549 runs in three Tests during the 2001 tour to India - but Australia suffer a rare series defeat

Australia celebrate after winning the 2003 World Cup

Hayden does not play a one-day international between 1994 and 2000, but is in the side which beats India in the 2003 World Cup final

Matthew Hayden celebrates

Hayden puts his name in the record books by making 380 against Zimbabwe in 2003 - at the time the highest score in Test history

Australia captain Ricky Ponting steps in to defuse a row between Hayden and fast bowler Simon Jones (far left)

Hayden becomes a target for England's new brand of aggressive cricket in the one-day series that precedes the 2005 Ashes

Andrew Flintoff celebrates after dismissing Hayden in the first Test at Lord's in 2005

He averages just 35.33 in the five-Test Ashes series that follows, with England at the top of their game

Matthew Hayden raises his bat after reaching his century on the third day of the final Test at The Oval

He has to wait until the final Test for his first century of the series - but England claim the draw they need to win the series 2-1

Matthew Hayden (right) and Andrew Symonds lift Shane Warne onto their shoulders after beating England at Melbourne in 2006 - a match in which Hayden and Symonds hit centuries

The tables are turned in 2006/07 - Australia beat England in three days at Melbourne on the way to a 5-0 Ashes whitewash

Mathew Hayden reaches his century

Hayden lights up the 2007 World Cup with a stunning 101 off 68 balls against South Africa in St Kitts

Matthew Hayden celebrates Australia's 2007 World Cup win with Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist

And a second World Cup winner's medal follows, as the Aussies cruise to victory over Sri Lanka in the final

Matthew Hayden is run out by Murali Vijay in the fourth and final Test in Nagpur

By his own high standards, he struggles for form on the autumn tour of India in 2008, contributing just 234 runs in eight innings

Matthew Hayden with his wife and children on Christmas Day 2008

Hayden is all smiles with his family at Christmas, but is dropped from the one-day side after they lose the Test series to South Africa

Hayden (right) with former team-mate Glenn McGrath

On New Year's Day 2009, Hayden joins former team-mate Glenn McGrath in promoting the latter's cancer foundation

Ricky Ponting and Matthew Hayden

Australia skipper Ricky Ponting is by his side as an emotional Hayden announces his retirement

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see also
Opener Hayden confirms retirement
13 Jan 09 |  Australia
Ponting leads praise for Hayden
13 Jan 09 |  Australia
Langer on Hayden
13 Jan 09 |  Australia

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