Pakistan’s fast-bowling sensation Mohammad Abbas led the bowling unit from the front at Lord’s to help the national side to register a historic 9-wicket win over England last week.
Sarfraz Ahmed’s bowling unit had done an outstanding job at Lord’s, they brilliantly bowled out the Englishmen for 184, and 242 respectively. Later their collective display made things easy for the tourists and eventually won the first Test of the two-match series by massive 9-wicket against England.
Abbas, who adjudged Player of the Match for his stunning bowling effort, has taken 8 English wickets at the Lord’s, is aiming to get England's top order wickets when they get down to playing the second Test match at Headingley.
The 28-year-old told Cricbuzz in an exclusive telephonic interview from Leeds, “I aim to get wickets of the opposition's main batsmen, especially their captain's.”
Commenting on his match-winning show at Lord’s, Abbas sais “I am extremely happy [on being the leader] and I will try my best to continue to put up such performances. I thank the Almighty that I performed well in the West Indies and was a top bowler from both sides. Then against Sri Lanka as well, I was the best among the fast-bowlers. During the matches against Ireland and England, I took 17 wickets. And, I have bagged 40 wickets in the first seven matches, which is unprecedented for a Pakistani bowler.”
He further said that Pakistan is looking forward to replicate Lord’s show at Headingley to win the first Test series after 22 years against England.
Abbas signed off by saying, “It has been quite a long since Pakistan has won a series [in England]. We have practiced indoor because it was raining outside. But, we have had a good session. Hopefully, we will try to win the series.”