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England's Dom Bess claims he was lucky to take five-wicket haul in Sri Lanka

  • ‘I probably haven’t bowled as well as I could have’
  • Bess pleased Jack Leach marked return with a wicket

Dom Bess was in a philosophical mood after his second five-wicket haul in Test cricket, reminding himself and others that the sport is one where more impressive performances with the ball can just as easily go unrewarded.

The 23-year-old’s five for 30 on day one in Galle owed much to factors beyond his control, with three slightly gifted wickets and one huge slice of fortune when a catch rebounded off Jonny Bairstow’s heel at short-leg and into Jos Buttler’s gloves.

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