Somerset v Essex: Alastair Cook's century leads visitors to comprehensive win

Alastair Cook
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Cooper Associates County Ground (day three):
Somerset 209 & 174: Hildreth 35, Wagner 6-48
Essex 129 & 257-2: Cook 110, Westley 86*
Essex won by eight wickets – Somerset 4 pts, Essex 19 pts

Alastair Cook’s masterful century guided Essex to an eight-wicket victory over Somerset at Taunton.

Having survived a tight lbw appeal early on, the former England captain went on to reach three figures off 202 balls with 16 fours.

The Essex opener shared a 134-run second-wicket stand with Tom Westley but fell for 110 as he pulled a short ball from Dean Elgar to James Hildreth.

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