Somerset v Derbyshire: Final-day showdown for strugglers
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|LV CC Division One, Taunton|
|Close, day three: Somerset 103 & 438, Derbyshire 298 & 127-4|
|Somerset 3pt, Derbyshire 5pts|
Ben Slater's half century has helped set up an intriguing final day between Division One strugglers Somerset and Derbyshire at Taunton.
After beginning day three with a lead of 36 runs on 231-4, Nick Compton (95) and Lewis Gregory (52) lifted Somerset to 438 all out.
Chasing 244 to win, Slater (59) gave Derbyshire a solid start.
But two late wickets for Piyush Chawla (2-46) saw the visitors close on 127-4, needing another 117 runs for victory.
Fellow spinner Jack Leach took 2-23 on a pitch offering considerable turn and lift.
West Indian Shivnarine Chanderpaul remains unbeaten on 20 and he could still prove crucial for Derbyshire.