Resuming on 159/3 Somerset were able to continue to keep the scoreboard ticking at Taunton, with Hildreth particularly starring for the hosts. However, with Ravi Patel in fine form once again, the spinner took a five-for to claim 12 wickets in the match, before the hosts took the decision to declare on 250. In reply, Middlesex got off to a disappointing start as the visitors lost 3 wickets with just 28 runs on the board. However, with Voges and Eskinazi at the crease, the pair will be looking to forge a strong partnership on the final day at Taunton.

Ravi Patel completed a second five wicket haul at Taunton to take his match total to 12 and looks ahead to the final day of the season.