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Somerset pull off remarkable win at Hove
Somerset completed their second highest run chase as they pulled off an unlikely victory against Sussex on the final day at Hove.
Somerset resumed on 155-4, still needing another 241 runs to win but achieved it with plenty to spare before tea.
James Hildreth anchored the innings with an unbeaten 101 and shared in an unbroken partnership of 166 with Peter Trego who made a quickfire 89 not out.
It was the third highest run chase against Sussex in the county's history and means Somerset have climbed above them into second place in the division one table.
Hildreth extended his fifth wicket partnership with Alex Barrow to 80 in the morning before Steve Magoffin finally struck with the new ball.
Magoffin got one to lift and leave Barrow who edged to Prior at first slip after making a useful 40.
Wickets had tended to fall in clusters in this game but not on this occasion as Trego joined Hildreth to take Somerset towards their target.
Hildreth moved to his 50 off 108 balls while Trego took the attack to Sussex as he reached his half century off just 46 balls by sweeping Monty Panesar for six.
Trego went on to launch Chris Nash for a further two sixes before Hildreth brought up his century off 174 balls.
Somerset sealed the win before 3pm when Trego clipped Magoffin off his legs for four.
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