Pakistan is continuing its legacy of providing the sensational fast bowlers. Last year we saw how Hassan Ali announced his arrival during the ICC Champions Trophy. Now another name has joined the list of formidable Pakistan fast bowling department and he is Mohammad Abbas. The right-arm medium-fast bowler, who hails from Sialkot, has made a mark in a seven-match Test career. Abbas thus far has picked 38 wickets, which includes two five-fors, and is going strong. PAK vs ENG Live Score.
Abbas was instrumental in restricting England to just 184 in the first innings of Lord’s Test. The pacer returned figures of 4/23 as he kept England batsmen on their toes. In the second innings of England, Abbad scalped two important wickets of Alastair Cook and Joe Root to put the home side under further pressure. Pakistani Cricketer Babar Azam Injured, Ruled out of England Test Series.
The 28-year-old fast-bowler has even reminded fans of notorious Mohammad Asif, who was known for his swing. Abbas, who is now a regular member of Pakistan Test side, made his debut last year in April against Windies and impressed everyone with 15 wickets in three matches. Abbas, however, has not featured in white ball cricket for Pakistan yet.
The most athletic all round performance by a side that had five uncapped players on a tour where tradition has been to recall oldies to see off seam and swing challenge!Just 15 tests between Abbas Hassan Faheem and Shadab .Not only England but I am floored too!!
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) May 26, 2018
Officially retiring from Muhammad Asif fandom and joining the Muhammad Abbas fandom.
— - (@omairraslam) May 26, 2018
— Rai M. Azlan (@Mussanaf) May 26, 2018
Lot of talk of Abbas similarities with Asif...Like Asif, Abbas seems to gather pace off the pitch, Root was almost late on the shot, the skid off the pitch for a seamer is the killer! #ENGvPAK #Abbasif
— Emmad Hameed (@Emmad81) May 26, 2018
This is a special performance from Pakistan - so, so disciplined..unbelievable..dominant..and yes Mohammad Abbas is an artist with the ball! #ENGvPAK
— Hemant (@hemantbuch) May 26, 2018
What a bowler Abbas is. Always at the batsman making them play every ball. Gets just enough movement to beat the bat. A true working class hero
— Farooq Syed (@frooq) May 26, 2018
#EngvPak Mohammed Abbas reminds me of Mohammed Asif, my favourite Pakistani quick.
They both move the ball both ways off the pitch and through the air.
— Carl Lewis (@Carl_LewisZA) May 26, 2018
Meanwhile, Pakistan continues to dominate the proceedings at Lord’s after bowling out the hosts for a paltry score. In response to 184, Pakistan scored 363 and took a valuable lead of 179 runs with Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam and Shadab Khan scorning half-centuries.
England continued to struggle against Pakistan bowling in the second innings as well and were reduced to 110 for six. At the time of filling this story, England were trailing by 48 runs with just four wickets in hand.