General News | 8th August 2008

Somerset v Notts (Day Three) Round-Up

Notts require 148 runs to secure victory on the final day after reaching 63-3 in their second innings at Taunton.

Andre Adams ended Somerset’s stand by taking the wickets of Andy Caddick and Steffan Jones but the home side may have done enough to salvage a draw with heavy rain expected to disrupt the climax.

The hosts reached 335 all out to add to their first innings total of 106 and Notts will resume with Samit Patel and Andre Adams at the crease.

“We’ll need to have at least forty overs in the middle if we’re to stand a chance of winning the game but I’ve been told to expect a lot of rain,” said Notts Director of Cricket Mick Newell.

“Losing two late wickets hasn’t helped us but we’ve got some good batsmen to come and if we can get out there for at least half a day then we’ve got a chance.

“The wicket is flat and slow but I was pleased with the performance from the bowlers.”

Bilal Shafayat continued behind the stumps as Chris Read was given every opportunity to recover from his broken finger. The Notts skipper is expected to bat at number eight.

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