Somerset suffer first defeat as Gloucestershire cruise to victory

Friends Life t20, Taunton

Gloucestershire 141-1 beat Somerset 140-8 by nine wickets

Match scorecard

Somerset suffered their first defeat in this year's FL t20 as they were well beaten by local rivals Gloucestershire on home soil at Taunton.

Muttiah Muralitharan was the star turn, sending down his four overs for just 2-20, as Somerset were limited to 140-8.

Gloucestershire then knocked off the runs to win by nine wickets with a massive 32 balls to spare.

Hamish Marshall hit 66 and Benny Howell was unbeaten on 55 as the visitors reached 141-1.