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Duo lead Nottinghamshire recovery against Somerset

CLOSE OF PLAY, DAY TWO: Somerset 517, Notts 278-5
Somerset 6pts, Notts 4pts
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Samit Patel
Samit Patel has scored only two first-class half-centuries this summer

Samit Patel and Chris Read shared an unbroken sixth-wicket stand of 148 to rescue Nottinghamshire on day two against Somerset at Taunton.

Patel (92 not out) and Read (75 not out) took Notts to 278-5 at the close, 90 short of avoiding the follow on.

Notts had previously slumped to 130-5, despite 72 from Matt Wood against his former club.

Earlier, Somerset were all out for 517, as Craig Kieswetter made 73, while Darren Pattinson finished with 5-95.

The home side began the day on 423-6 and Peter Trego (54) was given a life on 38 when Wood dropped him at long-leg.


Trego reached his half-century off 61 balls and Kieswetter followed him to the landmark in the same over, having faced 87 deliveries, as the pair put on 113 for the seventh wicket.

Pattinson claimed his fifth wicket when Trego drove a catch to Mark Wagh at deep cover, while Samit Patel (3-93) and Charlie Shreck mopped up the tail.

Wood and Alex Hales put on an opening stand of 41 for Nottinghamshire, but Hales was caught at slip by Marcus Trescothick off the fifth ball of Murali Kartik's first over.

Mark Wagh then fell to Trego after making just four, but Wood stood firm for two hours before falling victim to Arul Suppiah.

Charl Willoughby (2-75) took two wickets in the first over of the evening session - first the crucial wicket of Australian David Hussey and then Ali Brown two balls later.

Patel and Read rebuilt Nottinghamshire's innings, with Patel reaching his fifty from 103 balls, with eight fours and a six, and Read's half-century coming from just 58 deliveries.

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