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Former England captain Vaughan gets trapped in Lord’s lift

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Ashes-winning former England captain Michael Vaughan had a close encounter with former Australia batsman Damien Martyn after both men were stuck in a Lord's lift for more than half an hour.

The pair, working as media pundits at the second Ashes Test, were heading to the top floor of the JP Morgan Media Centre alongside six other passengers when the elevator broke down.

The remained there for the duration of the tea break and beyond but engineers eventually brought the lift back to ground level manually before prising the doors open.

Vaughan took the incident in his stride and was back on commentary duty after a quick refreshment stop.

Quizzed by his Test Match Special co-commentator Jonathan Agnew, Vaughan light-heartedly asked "who can I sue?"

Vaughan, in a jocular tone, said: "It was traumatic. It was hot, we were thinking the worst at one point.

"It wasn't nice. We got taken down manually to the bottom floor which took 20 minutes and all the first aid people were ready with wheelchairs.

"It's the best ground in the world, everything about this place is magnificent apart from the lifts."

Vaughan could not resist a gentle aside at the struggling Australian side, adding: "The time I was in there was the time the Aussies have played and I didn't see it."

PA SPORT

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