A run to win, two wickets left...Lancashire rescue stunning tie at Somerset

Somerset's incredible failure to register a run with two wickets remaining saw a rare County Championship tie against Lancashire.

Keshav Maharaj celebrates a wicket at Somerset   -  Getty Images

Keshav Maharaj and Lancashire rescued a sensational County Championship tie at Somerset after claiming two wickets when the host needed just a single run for victory.

Somerset was chasing just 78 on Wednesday's second day and looked to have done enough when it reached 77-8 with Dom Bess and Jamie Overton at the crease.

But, the home side, hoping for a win to keep pace with league leader Surrey, suffered a complete lack of composure with the field brought in to protect the single.

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England international Bess charged down the track to Maharaj and was stumped by Dane Vilas and, after Overton played back a maiden to Graham Onions (3-28), last man Jack Leach aimed a wild slog at Maharaj and was caught in the deep by Tom Bailey.

The dramatic finale - the first County Championship tie since 2003 - saw Maharaj finished with figures of 7-37 as Lancashire earned itself an unexpected boost in its bid to avoid relegation to Division Two.