Medium-pacer Mohammad Abbas took his maiden ten-wicket haul in a match to fire Pakistan to a 373-run win over Australia in the second Test at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Abbas followed his 5/33 in the first innings with figures of 5/62 to wreck Australia for 164 after they were set a mammoth 538-run target.
This win gave Pakistan a 1-0 win in the two-match series after Australia fought back to draw the first Test in Dubai last week.
Abbas destroyed Australia with a haul of 17 wickets in the series — becoming the first Pakistani fast bowler to take ten wickets in a Test since Mohammad Asif’s feat against Sri Lanka at Kandy in 2006.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Brilliant bowling Mohammad Abbas. We have found a real gem in him, really hope he continues to perform this way. Wonderful work on UAE pitches. Pakistan should aim for a lead in excess of 400, we have the bowling to win this one. Keep going strong boys! 🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰 #PAKvAUS
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) October 17, 2018
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) October 19, 2018
Pakistan’s Mohammad Abbas has taken 14 wickets at an average of just 10.7 so far in this series… on the dead track bowling like that takes a real bowler to do that just outclass just keep on going Abbas well done .. #PAKvAUS
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) October 19, 2018
— Fawad Alam (@iamfawadalam25) October 19, 2018
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) October 19, 2018
When I grow up I want to bowl like Mohammad Abbas 🏏 #PAKvAUS
— Rene Farrell (@Fezzy88Rene) October 19, 2018
Pakistan have as always unearthed a special fast bowler. Mohammad Abbas looks an unbelievably talented bowler.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 19, 2018
Don’t ever let it be said that a bowler must have high pace to succeed in Test cricket. Mohammad Abbas now has the fourth lowest Test bowling average in history and he’s operating at an average speed of 127 kph (79 mph). #PAKvAUS pic.twitter.com/0rPU9CBUfQ
— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) October 19, 2018
Congrats on the comprehensive win, well done Mohammad Abbas for killing it with the ball throughout the series. Fantastic debut-performances @FakharZamanLive and @bilalasif2411. So proud of the whole team 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #PakistanZindabad #PAKvsAUS 🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/6Mfipz8AbD
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) October 19, 2018
I see a new number 1 Test bowler coming… Mohammad Abbas
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) October 19, 2018
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) October 19, 2018
I’ll take just the Abbas #lifelongdream 😀
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) October 19, 2018
I want to love Mohammad Abbas but Sarfraz stands up to the stumps against him.
So it is hard to respect him too much 😂
— Dennis Abbas (@DennisCricket_) October 19, 2018
Amazingly Abbas’ career average (15.81) is the best for any bowler who’s taken at least 50 wickets in Tests in last 122 years.
Bari mushkil se hota ha chaman ma deedawar paida.
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) October 19, 2018
Well… Mohammad Abbas sure is something special 👏🏼 Just sucks he’s playing us 😅 #PAKvAUS
— Megan Schutt (@megan_schutt) October 19, 2018
Awesome, Accurate and Advancing ..Abbas .., he bowled brilliant lengths to take ten wickets in the match.., congrats young man… you have miles to go and I am convinced you will continue rising to become one of the best.. all the best .
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) October 19, 2018
Another magical spell by the magician @Mohmmadabbas111 after long time seeing a Pakistani bowler rising to NO 1 in tests. Abbas’s hard work has paid off. Such good figures on the flat tracks of UAE.@TheRealPCB @ICC
— Junaid khan 83 (@JunaidkhanREAL) October 19, 2018
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) October 19, 2018
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) October 19, 2018
Is Mohd Abbas the best fast bowler in the world?? I think he’s close to being one.. wickets on dead pitches and against all oppositions.. 50 wickets in 10 tests with a strike rate of 40. Great stuff!!
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) October 17, 2018
Most Test wickets after first 10 Tests for Pakistan
61 – Yasir Shah
59 – Mohd Abbas
53 – Waqar Younis
51 – Shabbir Ahmed
50 – Mohd Asif#PakvAus
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 19, 2018