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Tue, 06 Aug 2013 14:15:00 GMT | By Star Sports

Vaughan hits out at the umpires

Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes the umpires should have allowed play to carry on during the fourth day of the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Vaughan hits out at the umpires

"England wouldn't have wanted to bat against the new ball, but if Australia were willing to face Broad and Anderson in that light, they should have been allowed to," Vaughan was quoted as saying on BBC Sport.

With Australia at 172/7 in the post-tea session, on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Tony Hill deemed the light wasn’t good enough for pacers to continue. England captain Alastair Cook refused to continue only with spinners and the umpires then took the players off the field even though the floodlights were on.

"Cricket doesn't do itself any favours at times like that," added Vaughan.

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