Jos Buttler bats Somerset past Gloucestershire
|Friends Life t20, Taunton (1730 BST)|
|Somerset (170-4) beat Gloucestershire (155-9) by 15 runs|
A brisk 72 from Jos Buttler helped Somerset to FL t20 victory over local rivals Gloucestershire.
The hosts posted 170-4 after Buttler hit six fours and three sixes in his 45-ball knock.
Hamish Marshall's 52 put Gloucestershire in a strong position to gain a second win over their neigbours in eight days.
But excellent bowling from Murali Kartik (2-16) and Kieron Pollard (3-25) saw the visitors subside to 155-9.
Arul Suppiah, who took T20 world-record figures of 6-5 on Tuesday, returned 1-21 from his four overs.
Gloucestershire batsman Hamish Marshall told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
"It was always going to be a tight one, they are a top side and we were going to have to play some good cricket, we knew that.
"We always like taking the fight to Somerset and we gave it a crack, towards the end we had a sniff but I think my wicket was pretty crucial.
"I played a shot I'm not that proud of and put us in a tough situation, you needed someone who was in to be batting throughout the innings and that was my responsibility and it didn't happen."