LVCC cricket: Sussex get Somerset in a spin

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Sussex bowlers Luke Wells and Ashar Zaidi sent Somerset spinning towards defeat on the final afternoon of the LV=County Championship match at Taunton.

Chasing an unrealistic 425 to win, the home side crashed from 69 without loss to 84 for five, as leg-spinner Wells and slow left-armer Zaidi shared the five wickets in as many overs after a solid opening partnership between Marcus Trescothick (33) and Tom Abell (36).

At tea Somerset were 88 for five and in deep trouble. Wells had figures of three for 14 and Zaidi two for four.

Earlier in the day the visitors had taken their second innings score from an overnight 311 for two to 490 for four before declaring. Matt Machan was dismissed for 192, while Chris Nash finished unbeaten on 142.

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