England duo Cook and Bopara suffer agony again as Somerset beat Essex
21:30 GMT, 24 July 2012
England batsmen Alastair Cook and Ravi Bopara endured more misery on Tuesday as their Essex side crashed out of the Friends Life t20 in a quarter-final at Somerset.
A day after England fell to an innings defeat by South Africa at The Oval, the pair tried to help their county reach next month's finals day at Edgbaston, but Bopara was dismissed for a second-ball duck and opener Cook for 28 as they were all out 28 runs short of their target chasing Somerset's 175 for six despite Ryan ten Doeschate's late 47-run salvo.
James Hildreth top-scored with 58 off 36 balls for the hosts
Agony: Cook managed 28 as Essex fell short of their target