A swashbuckling 160 off 149 balls by Essex opener Varun Chopra and a five-wicket haul by Shane Snater (5-60) proved to be too much for Somerset, as they went down to Essex by 40 runs. Essex batted first, and on the back of a marauding Chopra (160), who was well supported by Ravi Bopara (73) posted a competitive 313 in their allotted 50 overs, and while Somerset's batsmen led by Tego (50), and van der Merve (61) tried to delay the inevitable, Snater's five-wicket haul broke the back of their chase, as they plummeted to a mere 273 all-out.
Essex now hosts Surrey, who too are coming off a comfortable six-wicket win over Gloucestershire in their previous fixture. Jacks (121) was the chief architect of Surrey's win as he along with Dean Elgar (50) strolled past the target of 286, set by Gloucestershire. With a solitary win in three matches, Surrey would be looking to build on the momentum when they take on Essex on May 27th.
Where: County Ground, Chelmsford
When: 03:30 PM IST/1:00 Local
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Wicketkeeper: Adam Wheater
Batsmen- Varun Chopra, Daniel Lawrence
All-rounder- Callum Taylor, Ryan ten Doeschate (c), Ravi Bopara, Ashar Zaidi
Bowlers- Shane Snater, Samuel Cook, Simon Harmer, Paul Walter/Matt Quinn/Matt Coles
Wicketkeeper- Ben Foakes
Batsmen- Rory Burns (C), Dean Elgar, Ollie Pops, Scott Borthwick
All-rounder- Sam Curran, Will Jacks
Bowlers- Jade Dernbach, Gareth Batty, Rikki Clarke, Stuart Meaker
M Pepper (wk), Shane Snater, Callum Taylor, Neil Wagner, Tom Westley, Adam Wheater, Ashar Zaidi,Ryan ten Doeschate (c), Ravi Bopara, Matthew Coles, Varun Chopra, Sam Cook, James Foster, Simon Harmer, Dan Lawrence
Rikki Clarke, Sam Curran, Will Jacks, Ryan Patel, Freddie van der Bergh, Ben Foakes (wk), Rory Burns (c), Dean Elgar, Ollie Pope, Gareth Batty, Scott Borthwick, Jade Dernbach, Stuart Meaker,
ESS vs SUR Dream11 Team