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Yorkshire made promising progress against Somerset on the third day of their LV= County Championship match at Headingley until rain ended play early.

There were a couple of early wickets for Tim Bresnan, who is pushing for a place in the England squad ahead of the first Investec Test against New Zealand at Lord's next week, and leg-spinner Adil Rashid.

The latter captured two wickets in as many balls, helping reduce Somerset to 190 for five by the time the weather intervened.

Tim Bresnan

Tim Bresnan appeals successfully for the wicket of Nick Compton, one of four batsmen to fall before rain denied Yorkshire further success

Somerset were left needing a further 166 to avoid the possibility of following on and their situation could have been much worse if Yorkshire had not also spilled two catches.

England opener Nick Compton had grafted hard the previous evening for his 33 but, when Somerset resumed on 92 for one, he offered no stroke to the second ball of the day from Bresnan and was lbw.

Nightwatchman Jack Leach survived a confident shout for a catch behind the wicket off Jack Brooks yet, having edged Bresnan through the slips for four, eventually had his off stump flattened by the England man.

Alviro Petersen and James Hildreth stopped the slide with some confident shots, although the former would have gone for 24 had his edge off Steven Patterson been held low down at second slip by Adam Lyth.

Hildreth then had an escape as Joe Sayers fluffed a chance at third slip; unperturbed, the Somerset batsman stroked the next ball through the covers for four to take him to 10,000 runs in first-class cricket.

Rashid, not used until the 63rd over, was soon cut for four to herald Petersen's half-century from 76 balls with seven boundaries.

There was revenge for the leg-spinner in his next set of six when he beat Petersen through the air and the batsman drove a catch to Patterson at mid-on. Arul Suppiah came to the crease and promptly left it, caught by Sayers at short-leg off his first ball.

Rashid had to wait until his following over to attempt the hat-trick but Jos Buttler survived and the rain came shortly afterwards.

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