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Bess leads England advance against Pakistan in second Test

LEEDS: Nightwatchman Dominic Bess led a determined batting effort as England built a significant first-innings lead against Pakistan in the second Test at Headingley on Saturday. England were 302 for seven at stumps on a rain-marred second day after Bess had made 49 in a match the hosts had to win to end the series all square at 1-1. That left England 128 runs ahead after they had dismissed Pakistan for a meagre 174 on Friday. Jos Buttler, dropped on four, was 34 not out and debutant Sam Curran unbeaten on 16.…

Dominic Bess is ready for first Test

LONDON: His first class debut was nightmare for Dominic Bess but come Thursday and if selected Dominic Bess will be ready to make his mark against Pakistan at the headquarters of cricket, Lord's. The 20-year-old is seen as a surprise selection for the Lord's Test but his recent first class showings gave new head of selectors Ed Smith enough hints to throw him in the deep end. Considering Pakistan's past it could be a successful selection. Eight years ago Pakistan gifted part-time spinner Marcus North six wickets in…