Taunton: Somerset declared their first innings at a mammoth score of 425 for three on a rain-marred second day of the three-day game against India on Saturday.

With rain washing away the entire morning session, Somerset, who resumed at 329 for two, lost overnight batsman Arul Suppiah for 156 after adding just 36 runs in the afternoon.

Suppiah guided a Sreesanth delivery into the hands of the lone slip fielder, Rahul Dravid after batting for 344 minutes and having faced 256 balls during which he hit 15 fours and a six.

Somerset threw their bat to great advantage and added 96 runs off just 21 overs on Saturday.

Earlier, persistent downpour delayed the start of second day's play in the practice game between India and Somerset.

After rain played spoilsport in the morning session, the two teams have agreed to play 100 overs each.

Scoreboard:

Somerset 1st innings:

Andrew Strauss c Saha b Mishra 78
Arul Suppiah c Dravid b Sreesanth 156
Nick Compton c Yuvraj b Raina 88

Extras: (B-1, LB-4, W-2, NB-15) 22
Total: (for 3 wkts in 96 overs) 425
Fall of wickets: 1-101, 2-334, 3-365

Bowling:

Zaheer Khan 20-2-72-0
Sreesanth 20-3-88-1
Munaf Patel 17.1-7-32-0
Amit Mishra 19.5-0-99-1
Suresh Raina 9-0-53-1
Yuvraj Singh 10-0-76-0


(Agencies)