Nick Compton made a gritty century as Somerset ensured their clash with Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge ended in a draw.
Compton's innings lasted more than six hours as the visitors were dismissed for 426 in their second innings, with Nottinghamshire then seeing out an hour before stumps were drawn.
Somerset began the day 91 in front and could have tried to set the home side a challenging total, but it was clear early on that they were not willing to force the pace.
Chris Jones made 55 before Samit Patel (4-70) had him caught at slip, while Compton steadily moved towards three figures batting with the middle and lower order.
He was eventually caught brilliantly at short extra cover by a diving Riki Wessels, with Adam Dibble finishing 39 not out after hitting five fours and two sixes.
Nottinghamshire lost Wessels (two) and Alex Hales (18) after coming out to bat, but the draw was soon confirmed, meaning Nottinghamshire took 11 points from the match and Somerset grabbed nine.
Captain Marcus Trescothick hit a rapid 86 as Somerset look to set a challenging target for Nottinghamshire on the final day of their Championship clash.
Somerset will head into day four at Trent Bridge with a 91-run lead with eight second innings wickets in hand, looking for quick runs in the morning session.
Earlier, a career-best 184 from Alex Hales helped Nottinghamshire establish a first-innings lead of 106 as the hosts were bowled out for 492, only the second time this season they have secured maximum batting points.
The last five Nottinghamshire wickets added 242, with Charl Willoughby picking up the last three wickets in three consecutive overs to finish with 3-115.
Trescothick needed no time to get into his stride with two cut shots to the backward point boundary off England seamer Stuart Broad's opening over. Broad was withdrawn from the attack after his first four overs went for 30.
Andre Adams had Arul Suppiah well caught down the leg side by Read before Broad returned to dismiss Trescothick with a well-directed bouncer, gloved through to Chris Read, in a much-improved second spell.
Nick Compton and Chris Jones then ground out an unbroken 70-run partnership for the third wicket, as the visitors closed on 197-2.
Stuart Broad completed a five-wicket haul and Alex Hales struck an unbeaten century as Nottinghamshire fought back on day two against Somerset at Trent Bridge.
Broad, returning to his county in a bid to find some form ahead of England's summer series with India, helped clean up the visitors' lower order to bowl them out them for 386.
Somerset had started the day on 341-5 but Broad (5-95) and Andre Adams (4-93) limited any further damage in the morning session, with day one centurion Craig Kieswetter eventually being dismissed by Adams for 164.
Nottinghamshire made a somewhat shaky start to their reply as paceman Steve Kirby struck twice to help reduce them to 62-3 after 20 overs.
But Hales combined first with Adam Voges (57) and then Steven Mullaney (49) to push the score up to the 250 mark.
The 22-year-old Hales again displayed his trademark perfect timing to hit 19 fours and a brilliant straight six as his 130 not out powered the hosts to 303-5 by the close, a deficit of 83.
Centuries from James Hildreth and Craig Kieswetter guided Somerset out of trouble and into a strong position at stumps on day one against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.
The fifth-wicket pair came together with the Cidermen in trouble at 48-4 in the morning session after being asked to bat.
But Hildreth hit 137 and Kieswetter finished the day unbeaten on 151 as Nottinghamshire managed to pick up just one more wicket.
Stuart Broad (2-75), back on county duty just two days after being dropped from England's one-day team for the NatWest Series decider, did manage to bounce out Hildreth in the penultimate over of the day to end a stand of 290 - a Somerset record for the fifth wicket.
But Kieswetter remained through to the close, which came with Somerset on 341-5.