Warwickshire recover after Nick Compton's century

Nick Compton
County Championship Division One, Edgbaston
Close, day three: Somerset 147 & 354, Warwickshire 243 & 123-2
Warwickshire 4pts, Somerset 3pts
Match scorecard

Warwickshire need another 136 runs to win with eight wickets remaining after Somerset's Nick Compton hit a century to set up a thrilling final day.

Somerset began day three on 127-4 and reached 354 as Compton moved from 61 to 133, while Jos Buttler (93) and Adam Dibble (43) made vital contributions.

Warwickshire were set 259 to win and looked in trouble as they were 43-2.

But William Porterfield (57 not out) helped the hosts end on 123-2 with the result hanging in the balance.

Compton's century comes a week after he was dismissed for 99 in Somerset's first County Championship match of the season against Middlesex.

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