Pakistan seamer Mohammad Abbas continues excellent form with another five-for in county cricket

Abbas picked up five wickets against Gloucestershire but ended up on the losing side

Waseem Ahmed 2018/09/01

Pakistan seam bowler Mohammad Abbas has been in brilliant form in red ball cricket this season and he continued his super run in English conditions as he finished among the wickets yet again.

The 28-year-old was the star for the men in green in the the Lord’s Test against England in May as he picked up eight wickets in the match. Since then, he has enjoyed a remarkable run in county cricket playing for Leicestershire in Division Two of the County Championship.

Abbas picked up five wickets (5-30) in the first innings against Gloucestershire but couldn’t save his team from sinking to a massive 328-run defeat.

It followed his eight-wicket haul (6-48 and 2-50) in the previous clash against Kent. Unfortunately for Abbas, his team sank to a defeat then as well, losing by eight wickets.

This is the third successive first-class match in which Abbas has picked up five wickets or more. He had picked up five wickets against Kent in July.

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