Vaughan eyes 2nd Test

MULTAN: Injured England captain Michael Vaughan spent some time in the nets on Monday. A spokesman for the England team said it was still too early to say whether he would be fit for the second Test in Faisalabad starting on November 20. Vaughan damaged his right knee during a tour match in Lahore this month. — Agencies

SA win tour opener

HYDERABAD: Graeme Smith’s South Africa warmed up for the five-match limited-overs series against India with an eight-wicket romp in a practice match. Rookie spinner Johan Botha claimed 3-54 and fast bowler Andre Nel chipped in with 2-14 as the tourists skittled out Hyderabad XI for 127 and then surpassed the modest target in the 26th over. Smith led from the front with 44 off 45 while Abraham de Villiers made 55. — AFP