GALA suffered their second Championship defeat of the season to Edinburgh in a rain-affected match at Meigle Park.
In a game reduced to 35 overs which suited the hard-hitting visitors, Edinburgh scored 191 for 5 and in reply Gala fell 30 runs short.
Gala struggled with their bowling and fielding allowing Edinburgh to impose a big total with Abassi top scoring with 61.
Best bowler for Gala was Robbie Irvine who took 1 for 13 from his five overs while brother Josh Irvine took 2 for 13.
In reply, Jack Halls (35) and Robbie Irvine (19) started well and Duncan Millar (40), Kevin Gallagher (22) and Gregor Mein (22) also contributed to keep Gala in with an outside chance of victory.
But the hosts were always behind the score rate and lost a cluster of wickets at the end of the innings to be dismissed for 161. Abassi took 6 for 27 to clear up the Gala tail end.
K. Hussain run out (G. Mein) 22
S. Hassan ct K. Gallagher b R. Irvine 7
S. Abbasi ct K. Gallagher b J. Irvine 61
Q. Ashraf b G. Mein 25
U. Farooq ct J. Halls b J. Irvine 7
K. Parvez not out 30
U. Haider not out 23
Extras – 16
Total – 191 for five wickets
S. Paterson 4-0-24-0; R. Irvine 5-0-13-1; R. Pringle 4-0-17-0; D. Tharanga 7-1-44-0; J. Halls 3-0-15-0; N. McIntyre 3-0-21-0; D. Moir 2-0-12-0; G. Mein 5-0-29-1; J. Irvine 2-0-13-2.
J. Halls run out (U. Farooq) 35
R. Irvine ct U. Farooq b U. Haider 19
J. Irvine lbw A. Imran 0
D. Millar ct B. Ahmed b U. Haider 40
K. Gallagher ct U. Farooq b S. Abbasi 22
G. Mein ct K. Hussain b S. Abbasi 22
R. Pringle st I. Akhtar b S. Abbasi 3
D. Tharanga ct U. Farooq b S. Abbasi 1
D. Moir b S. Abbasi 0
S. Paterson ct S. Hassan b S. Abbasi 0
N. McIntyre not out 0
Extras – 19
Total – 161 for ten wickets
B. Ahmed 4-0-16-0; K. Parvez 7-0-45-0; U. Haider 6-1-23-2; A. Imran 7-1-22-1; A. Majeed 3-0-23-0; S. Abbasi 6-0-27-6.