DOM Bess has been in the thick of the action at Lord's, bowling 16 overs as Pakistan gained a first innings lead against England at Lord's.

Though the 20-year-old Somerset off-spinner is still awaiting his maiden Test wicket, he has caused the visiting batsmen problems and impressed the pundits on the BBC's Test Match Special.

Jonathan Agnew said: "I like Bess' attitude. You just feel there's someone here who could do really well at this level."

Michael Vaughan added: "From what I've seen of Bess, I like him. He puts energy on the ball, he's got good body language and he's vibrant in the field,", while Geoffrey Boycott said: "I like his action, I like his loop - he's only 20, he's done well."

Bess' character had to come to the fore early on as Pakistan looked to take the attack to the young spinner on debut.

Though that brought some boundaries - including a mighty six from Asad Shafiq - it also created chances, with Bess a tad unfortunate not to add his name to the wickets column as he finished the day on 0-55 from 16 overs.

Pakistan extended their lead past 150 as the day drew to a close - click here for an up to date scorecard.