Abbas Hands Hampshire Big Win With 9-Wicket Haul [Video]

Abbas Hands Hampshire Big Win With 9-Wicket Haul [Video]

Mohammad Abbas, Pakistan’s right-arm seamer, took 9 wickets to help Hampshire beat Gloucestershire in the current County Championship. Abbas was outstanding in both innings as Hampshire won their third game of the season to move to second place on the standings.

Abbas was outstanding in the first innings, taking his first five-wicket haul. As Gloucestershire was bowled out for 179, he finished with figures of 6/45.

The 32-year-old got off to a spectacular start, picking up four wickets in his first seven overs. He returned later in the innings to take two more wickets as Hampshire took a 163-run lead.

The Gloucestershire batters were again unable to handle Abbas in the second innings. Gloucestershire was bowled out for 280 runs while chasing 368, with Abbas picking up three important wickets in the innings. With statistics of 3/62, he concluded the innings as the top wicket-taker.

With 22 wickets, Abbas is now the second-highest wicket-taker in the County Championship’s premier division. In the five matches he has played thus far in the championship, Abbas has taken these wickets at 17.81.

He joins fellow Pakistani bowler Hasan Ali, who has 24 wickets at an average of 18.50 in four matches so far.

The medium-pacer will be trying to pique the interest of national team selectors and reclaim his place in the Test squad. Abbas last appeared in international cricket in 2021, when Pakistan visited the West Indies. Abbas was just named a reserve player for the Test series against Australia, and he will be looking to make into the squad for the forthcoming series against Sri Lanka.