Yorkshire batsman Michael Vaughan completed his excellent winter's work as captain of the England A team by guiding them to a 46-run victory against the President's XI in Cape Town.

It enabled his team to complete their trip to Southern Africa unbeaten, but the resistance of the President's XI and in particular opener Martin van Jaarsveld who made 147, made them work hard for their victory. Steve Harmison (four for 79) and Dean Cosker (three for 87) were the bowling stars.

Vaughan has enjoyed the experience of captaincy. "It's been a new responsibility being captain but I have enjoyed it. And I've enjoyed it a lot more because we've been winning.

"It helped us getting together a couple of months before we came out here and it helps being of a similar age and enjoying the same things. I just hope all the boys go back better cricketers.

"They're obviously going back better people and they must have gained from the trip because we've been a success.

"I'm looking forward to playing with some of the guys again, hopefully in the full England side."

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