Jos Buttler bats Somerset past Gloucestershire

Friends Life t20, Taunton (1730 BST)
Somerset (170-4) beat Gloucestershire (155-9) by 15 runs
Match scorecard
Jos Buttler
Buttler's 72 was his highest T20 score of the season

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.

POST-MATCH VIEWS

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."

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