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Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan continues his recovery with a run-out for the Academy © Getty Images

Michael Vaughan stepped up his recovery from a knee injury with another appearance for the England Academy in Perth.

The England captain, who made a seven-ball duck on his return to competitive action in a one-day game against Western Australia 2nd XI last week, fared marginally better with the bat in a rematch between the sides at Hale School.

But, despite managing just nine off 21 deliveries, Vaughan appeared in no discomfort during 38 minutes in the middle.

Arriving at the crease with England 31 for two in the 13th over, he survived an lbw shout first ball.

Michael Vaughan

Vaughan patrols the boundary during the six-wicket defeat

He looked comfortable after that close call, moving well between the wickets until he was caught at mid-off off Tim McDonald.

Vaughan, who has not played for England since February due to a knee injury which required further surgery in the summer, fielded for almost all the Western Australia innings.

The Academy - beaten by 40 runs last week - lost by six wickets despite a fine century from Owais Shah.

The Middlesex batsman hit 115 off 153 balls while Ravi Bopara made 42 in a total of 227 for six, but Western Australia reached their target with 10 balls to spare thanks to 70 from Peter Worthington.

Jon Lewis returned figures of 2-44, while Jamie Dalrymple took 1-39 and Chris Tremlett 1-28 from 9.2 overs.

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