Thursday, November 18, 1999 Published at 17:47 GMT
Vaughan continues to impress
Vaughan: 'The ball moved around a lot and we had to dig in'
England's Michael Vaughan hopes to have sealed his place at No 4 for the opening Test against South Africa after top-scoring in England's first innings against a high-quality combined Northerns-Gauteng XI side.
Vaughan was unlucky to be given out lbw on 85 having shared in a 131-run partnership with Michael Atherton.
The pair helped England to 176-3 before England undid their work with a late loss of concentration which saw them slump to 238-6.
Vaughan displayed similar characteristics to Atherton - solid defence, great concentration and superb temperament and patience - during his five-hour stay at the crease.
The pair were brought together after magnificent opening spells from left-arm seamer Greg Smith and swing bowler David Tebrugge saw Hussain and Butcher fall for 16 between them.
Vaughan entered the field with England on 44-2.
Atherton's 261 minutes at the crease were ended by Smith who fired in a superb swinging delivery which beat the bat.
Vaughan was then joined by Alec Stewart and the pair weathered the next 19 overs before the Combined XI took the new ball with the score on 218-4.
Terbrugge immediately had Stewart caught behind and five overs later Vaughan was harshly given leg before to Elworthy having hit a superb 85.
Nightwatchman Andrew Caddick followed soon afterwards when Terbrugge won another leg before appeal to finish with impressive figures of three for 44.
The day closed with Chris Adams and hard-hitting Andrew Flintoff not out on 11 and 2 but hoping to take England at least past the 300 mark.
England 1st innings: