Somerset v Hampshire: Hosts fail in third-day run chase at Taunton

Liam Dawson
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground (day three):
Hampshire 162 & 293: Carberry 51, Berg 49; Bess 7-117
Somerset 197 & 168: Elgar 60, Trescothick 34; Crane 5-40, Dawson 4-66
Hampshire (19 pts) beat Somerset (3 pts) by 90 runs
Match scorecard

Hampshire claimed their second away win of 2017 to inflict a third loss from four Division One games this season on bottom-of-the-table Somerset.

Needing 259 to win, Somerset began day three on 39-0 and Dean Elgar and Marcus Trescothick reached 58 without loss.

But the hosts then lost three wickets for 15 runs and, despite a half-century from Elgar, the game moved Hampshire’s way when his dismissal made it 118-6.

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