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Since Hampshire dealt a huge blow to Somerset's County Championship title hopes with victory at the Ageas 27, kyle Abbott finished with match figures of 17-86.
Even the Africa paceman followed his first-innings 9-40 with 8-46 since Somerset were 144 out, chasing 281.
His game characters, which helped his team are the best by some other Hampshire bowler ever and also the fourth best in Championship history.
Hampshire captain James Vince had made 142 inside their 226 out.
The result left Somerset certainly needing to conquer rivals that were nearest Essex in their final game, which gets under way.
Having started this round of fixtures near the top of this Division One table having an eight-point advantage, the West Country side could now wind up 12 points adrift at second if Essex are able to conquer Surrey in their game that is continuing.
However, regardless of what the cause that game, the title is sure in what promises to be quite a thrilling finale to the year to be determined in the County Ground in Taunton.
The chase at the Ageas Bowl of somerset appeared a tough one before Vince inserted 40 to his overnight 102 to expand Hampshire's benefit .
The England batsman, ably supported by Abbott (25), struck 22 fours before eventually being caught behind off Craig Overton (3-74).
Somerset openers Steven Davies (51) and Murali Vijay (29) then seemed relatively untroubled in visiting these to 86-0, briefly raising their hopes of pulling off what had seemed an improbable victory.
However, another meltdown was triggered by the death of India batsman Vijay, as seven wickets fell for just 14 runs to fully turn the contest on its head.
Having bowled too brief before dinner, Abbott pitched the ball up and wreak havoc throughout the day session, together with Tom Banton and George Bartlett both trapped before playing across the line and Davies (51) edging into the slips to give him three wickets in four balls.
Before Liam Dawson took Roelof van der Merwe's penultimate wicket,, Abbott had been in with a chance of returning to the second-best first-class amounts of time – second only to Jim Laker's 19-90 for England from Australia in 1956.
But he'd bowl last guy Josh Davey to provide him 17 wickets, the finest Championship haul because 1925 – plus he has 68 this year at a cost of just 15.70 each.
Hampshire bowler Kyle Abbott:
"It hasn't quite sunk in. It is extraordinary. I didn't think I would take eight and that I didn't think today I'd take eight. I reckon that is the best I can bowl.
"Everything I wanted to do worked. It happened to be one of those days – it was incredible. It got fun when it started to undo. We knew we had to get into their order and put pressure on these as 280 was a very long way away.
"In 86-0 we were only thinking if we buy one of the openers and the captain which was the objective. They had been under pressure, they are guys we'd nothing to lose.
"Can I like to finish next or spoil Somerset's party? I wished to spoil the celebration by a very long way. They celebrated against us in the One-Day Cup final so we wanted to provide them some hard job for next week against Essex."
Somerset captain Tom Abell:
"They had three international cricketers who took charge of the match for them. We were second best in all aspects. We believed we were in with a chance at the start of the day where we dropped seven wickets for not 29, but we went through a spell.
"Hats off to Kyle Abbott. He was incredible through the game. He's the ball and we needed to adapt much better as batters. He targeted on the stumps and also there were bowleds and lbws.
"There is a huge amount of excitement across Somerset cricket right now and we're desperate to deliver the Championship.
"This week hasn't gone our way but we've got a great chance next week. We'll dust ourselves down until the Essex game"
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