Bess takes five as England dominate | Sunday Observer

Bess takes five as England dominate

PORT ELIZABETH AFP: Off-spinner Dom Bess claimed his first Test five-wicket haul as England moved into a dominating position on the third day of the third Test against South Africa at St George’s Park on Saturday.

Bess took all the wickets as South Africa slumped to 113 for five in reply to England’s 499 for nine declared.

A rain shower 15 minutes before the scheduled lunch break brought some respite to the hosts, who remained 386 runs in arrears.

Bess bowled unchanged from the northern, Duck Pond end, and finished the morning with five for 41 in 18.2 overs. He had taken a total of five wickets in his previous three Tests at a cost of 48 runs each.