Solanki on form for Worcestershire against Somerset
|County Championship Division One, New Road|
|Close, day one: Worcestershire 270-3 v Somerset|
|Worcs 2pts, Somerset 1pt|
Vikram Solanki scored an unbeaten 82 as Worcestershire's batsman excelled on the opening day against Somerset.
The hosts, still looking for the first win of the season, closed on 270-3 with three players making half-centuries.
Daryl Mitchell (80) and Australian Phil Hughes (53), put on 100 for the first wicket.
Peter Trego (2-56) and Arul Suppiah (1-17) took the three wickets to fall on a tough day for third-placed Somerset.
VIEW FROM THE COMMENTARY BOX
BBC Hereford & Worcester's Dave Bradley:
"A day of the purists as Somerset stuck to their task on a hot and humid day that made it hard for Worcestershire.
"Hughes, after a century in the one-day game on Sunday, got past 50 again but struggled to time the ball on occasions.
"There was also a typical dogged effort from skipper Mitchell, as they put on a rare century opening stand.
"Solanki produced the best batting of the day with his usual flowing cover drives, while Trego put in a sterling effort for Somerset."