Monday, 22 April 2013

Petersen & Buttler miss out

  Petersen, however, looked all set for his second hundred of the game when he was caught off Gareth Batty for 91.James Hildreth was dropped off Batty, but the off-spinner soon trapped him lbw for 21 and when Craig Kieswetter followed in similar fashion to Zander de Bruyn, having made only a single, the visitors found themselves on 82-4.He put on 111 with Buttler, whose exit for 94 prompted a declaration on 251-9 that brought the game to an end.A collapse would have opened up the possibility of a Surrey victory, but Petersen and Buttler snuffed out the danger with some disciplined batting in a partnership that took up 30 overs.The boys dug deep, especially Petersen and Buttler just when they had to. As a group we are definitely moving in the right direction," said Somerset director of cricket Dave Nosworthy.Petersen hit a six and eight fours in almost three hours at the crease before being held at short leg off Batty and Meaker then cleaned up Peter Trego, his 150th first-class victim, Alfonso Thomas and Jamie Overton in quick succession.After a first-innings duck, England opener Compton would have been looking for time in the middle at the start of play ahead of the Test series against New Zealand, but he had only reached 16 when Meaker removed his off stump after earlier seeing Somerset skipper Trescothick superbly taken by Gary Wilson at second slip.

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