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Vaughan out for a duck in low-key comeback

Vaughan out for a duck in low-key comeback

Michael Vaughan's anticipated return from injury lasted seven balls Wednesday when the former England cricket captain was out for a duck in a limited overs match between an England Academy XI and Western Australia.
Vaughan, who led England to victory in last year's Ashes series against Australia, was playing his first match since a county appearance in May, pressing a comeback from a severe knee injury suffered ahead of England's tour of Pakistan.
His return was closely monitored Wednesday after speculation he might yet take some part in the 2006 Ashes series, the second test of which starts at Adelaide on Friday. Australia won the first test by 277 runs in Brisbane and leads the five-match series 1-0.
Vaughan had to wait for passing showers to abate before taking the field, after Western Australian captain Darren Wates won the toss and sent England to bat.
He faced seven balls and didn't offer a shot to four before Wates had him caught behind by wicketkeeper Christian Moir.
Vaughan, 32, last played a test for England against Pakistan in November, 2005, but was forced to leave that tour and to return to England for a knee operation.
After a long rehabilitation he has joined the England Academy side in Perth in the hope of testing his recovery in match conditions.


Updated : 2021-10-18 16:43 GMT+08:00