Vaughan 'some way' from Test fitness

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Michael Vaughan admitted that he would need more county cricket to build up his fitness after coming through Yorkshire's four-day match against Hampshire on Saturday.

The England captain may return to international duty during the NatWest series against Sri Lanka, which begins in a fortnight. But Vaughan owned up to feeling "a few aches and pains" after Yorkshire's defeat in the First Division of the County Championship.

He made one and 56 with the bat, in his first championship match of the season, and said: "I know that it is hard for people to accept that I am playing for Yorkshire and not England but I am some way off being at an international standard of fitness at the moment. I have been hidden a bit in the field in this game and I have to make sure that when I come back for England I am 100 per cent fit. I am still some way from being 100 per cent and have got a few aches and pains but my progress is on the rise."

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