Somerset and Durham set for deadlock

Cricket
County Championship Division One, Taunton
Close, day three: Somerset 458 & 7-0, Durham 493
Somerset 6pts, Durham 6pt
Match scorecard

Somerset and Durham look destined for a draw with one day left to play and all second-innings wickets intact.

Mark Stoneman notched his second century of the season as Durham scored 493 in reply to Somerset's 458.

There were also half-centuries for Paul Collingwood (70 no), Michael Richardson (70), Ben Stokes (57) and Scott Borthwick (56).

By close Somerset were seven without loss, 28 behind, with Nick Compton and Marcus Trescothick at the crease.

VIEW FROM THE COMMENTARY BOX

BBC Radio Bristol and BBC Somerset's Anthony Gibson:

"The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the duel between Somerset's 19-year-old fast bowler Jamie Overton and the Durham captain Paul Collingwood.

"Overton was hostile and genuinely quick; Collingwood his usual gritty self, dodging the bouncers and digging out the yorkers.

"It enlivened an otherwise rather stodgy day's cricket. A draw now looks odds on."

Match scorecard

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