Somerset 108-5 lead Essex by 188 runs
Somerset lead Essex by188 runs with five second innings wickets in hand, at tea on the second day of their Specsavers' County Championship game at Taunton.
The host county bowled out Essex for 129 shortly after lunch thanks to wickets from Jamie Overton and Jack Leach.
Neil Wagner edged Overton to wicket keeper Steve Davies, at 129 for 9, before Leach found the outside edge of Zaidi's bat to gift Davies another regulation catch.
Somerset made a rather inauspicious start to their second innings with Marcus Trescothick being trapped leg before by Jamie Porter and Tom Abell edging the same bowler to wicket keeper Adam Wheater.
However, with an 80 run lead on first innings, they pulled away from Essex thanks to a 44 run partnership between Dean Elgar and James Hildreth.
Unfortunately for a home crowd that numbered well in excees of 2000, both players departed before the interval.
Elgar was trapped lbw by off-spinner Simon Harmer for 27 and Hildreth, dropped on 26 and 30, was eventually caught in the gully by Harmer off the bowling of Ravi Bopara for 335.
Although Davies was fifth man out, at 100 for 5, Somerset find themselves in a strong position with seven sessions of the game remaining.