The statistic and historical records just kept dripping in the South African’s direction after Abbott twice ripped through stunned title challengers Somerset to produce a scarcely believable analysis of 17-86.
First time around, where he took 9-40, it was quick seam movement from a helpful pitch which helped Abbott, but the Proteas Kolpak paceman had to patiently wait for the ball to reverse swing to return 8-46 in the second innings.
His match figures were the best ever recorded by a Hampshire bowler in the firstclass match and the fourth best in County Championship history.
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September 22, 2019