Somerset 219 (Gregory 60, Khan 53*, Siraj 5-82) and 13 for two lead Warwickshire 196 (Hain 67, Brooks 4-40) by 36 runs
Defeat for both facet from this sport would depart them in severe jeopardy of relegation and that strain has hung heavy on the batters on a sluggish pitch in opposition to some good bowling.
After two days it is benefit Somerset, simply, after they rallied from 82 for seven to achieve 219 after which bowled the house facet out for 196 as 38-year-old Brooks took 4 for 40 together with a spell of 4 for seven in 27 balls. The guests closed the second day on 13 for 2 of their second innings – 36 forward.
Somerset resumed on the second morning on 182 for eight and misplaced Gregory to the fourth ball when he edged Siraj behind however final pair Khan and Brooks added 37 to carry the overall past 200. Khan accomplished his fourth first-class half-century earlier than Brooks skied Henry Brookes to level.
Somerset then took their momentum into the sphere and decreased Warwickshire to 22 for 3 within the 14th over. Josh Davey struck third ball when Rob Yates nicked to wicketkeeper James Rew. The keeper accepted additional catches when Alex Davies and Dominic Sibley edged Gregory.
Hain and Will Rhodes (38, 99 balls) steadied the innings with a stand of 73 in 29 overs earlier than Rew’s gloves closed on one other catch, tickled down the leg facet by Rhodes off Kasey Aldridge. Whereas Hain and Jayant Yadav have been including 46 both facet of tea, the sport remained evenly poised, however each fell in Brooks’ blistering burst. Jadav and Michael Burgess have been bowled via gates, Hain was adjudged lbw and Brookes edged to slide.
After Danny Briggs and Olly Hannon-Dalby had their furnishings rearranged by Aldridge and Davey respectively, Somerset had a lead of 23 with eight overs to bat within the day. Warwickshire wanted to hit again…and did, Siraj having Imam-ul-Haq caught at second slip and Yadav turning one into Aldridge’s stumps. Somerset nonetheless have their noses in entrance however the place this tense, intriguing, low-scoring, high-stakes contest goes subsequent, who is aware of?