Michael Vaughan gave a master class in the art of one-day batting to smash Lancashire out of the C & G Trophy. The England skipper warmed up nicely for the Tri-Nations Series against New Zealand and West Indies with an unbeaten century at Old Trafford to give Yorkshire victory over the old enemy. Vaughan stroked and crunched the ball to all parts of the ground against top quality international bowlers including two from his England one-day squad, James Anderson and newcomer Sajid Mahmood. Neither they nor anybody else were sure exactly where to bowl at a man at the peak of form on a ground where the first one-day international will take place. Together with Australian Darren Lehmann, the pair rescued Yorkshire and showed exactly what is required to win a limited-overs match. Lehman is a world-class performer himself, but he was quite happy to pick up ones and twos, rotating the strike and giving Vaughan the opportunity to display his full range of shots. Some of his sixes and cover drives were awesome. This bodes well for the upcoming Series and England will start as favourites. It will not be easy. New Zealand may have disappointed in the Tests, but I expect them to be better in this form of the game while the Windies drew against us on their soil. But with Vaughan in this form, I expect him to be lifting another trophy in a few weeks time.