Somerset won the toss and decided to field at the Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford today, in this day night Royal London One Day Cup tie.
Essex 313 (Varun Chopra 160, Ravi Bopara 73; Tim Groenewald 3-43)
Somerset 273 (Roelof Van der Merwe 61, Peter Trego 50, Tom Banton 40; Shane Snater 5-60, Neil Wagner 3-71)
Result Essex beat Somerset by 40 runs
Then Essex opener Varun Chopra proceeded to hit his way to a one-day best score of 160 to help Essex to their second One-Day Cup win in four games.
The partnership of 141-run that Chopra shared with Ravi Bopara (73) enabled the home side to reach a daunting 313 in the conditions.
It proved to be a total too big for Somerset to chase down and some top bowling from Shane Snater 5-60, restricted the visitors to 273 all out.
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