Former South African cricketer Kyle Abbott creates history with total 17 wickets

Former South African cricketer Kyle Abbott creates history with total 17 wickets

Former South Africa Test player Kyle Abbott took 17 wickets in Hampshire's Country Championship win over title-chasing Somerset the best figures in first-class cricket for 63 years.


The paceman's match return of 17-86 is the best ever for Hamphire and the best overall since England spinner Jim Laker took 19-90 against Australia in 1956.

Abbott 32 taken 9-40 in the first innings and replicated his incredible fast bowling with a remarkable 8-46, the Championship's first 17-wicket haul for 80 years.

Somerset needed 281 to win, were skittled for just 144 in their second innings on Wednesday.
The 136-run defeat, Somerset's third loss of the season. Their aim is to beat their title rivals Essex at Taunton win the Championship for the first time. Essex is on the brink of victory against Surrey.

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