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Bess not done yet

18th January 2020, 21:25 by Neil Foster

England's Dom Bess wants more success on day four in Port Elizabeth despite taking a first five-wicket haul in Test cricket.

The 22-year-old has figures of 5-51 as South Africa moved onto 208-6 at stumps on day three of the third Test.

That leaves the Proteas trailing by 291 runs with four first-innings wickets intact and they will need to dig deep to avoid the follow-on.

Bess claimed two wickets on Friday and the first three on Saturday, with Ben Stokes taking the other home scalp.

The Somerset off-spinner was not included in the original touring party but called up as cover for the ill Jack Leach.

However, he was selected ahead of Matt Parkinson to play in the second Test in Cape Town and has gone from strength to strength at St George's Park.

"It was awesome," he told Sky Sports. "I love bowling so, for me, to have that responsibility and then to back it up is very important because it just gives me more confidence.

"I'm quite an optimistic bloke anyway so to get them under my belt, well there is four more out there so I'm hunting for them."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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