It would be England's only wicket as Pakistan knocked off the required runs easily - Haris Sohail (39no) taking a particular liking to Bess' bowling, with the Somerset off-spinner plundered for 29 runs in 3.4 overs - to take a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series.
The early dismissal of Azhar Ali was the only minor scare that Pakistan had to suffer after which Imam-Ul-Haq and Harris Sohail chased down the target in 12.4 overs.
England is in turmoil in the longer format, having lost the Ashes series 4-0 in the past year and then 1-0 to New Zealand in a two-test series.
However, for the all of the optimism, acceptance of past failings and talk of improvement, England were behind in this game on the first day, when they were bowled out for 184 after opting to bat in helpful bowling conditions.
But for the oasis of Buttler and debutant number eight Bess' seventh-wicket partnership - which more than doubled the total after they joined forces on a sorry second-innings 110 for six, with 69 runs needed to avoid an innings defeat - England were outplayed in all departments here. Dom Bess, making his debut, scored five before giving Shafiq another catch off Abbas, Stuart Broad was lbw to Abbas for nought and Mark Wood was caught by a diving Amir at mid-on for seven. "A lot of the things that we do are very good".
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Abbas was named player of the match after taking four wickets in each innings at Lord's as Pakistan thrashed the hosts by nine wickets, but the fast-bowler is not happy with his achievements, especially not being able to take five wickets at the historic Lord's.
The 28-year-old's player of the match haul of eight for 64 has helped him gain nine spots and reach a career-best 20th position after only seven Tests while Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali have also moved up following creditable shows in the first of two Tests.
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In assessing the intricacies of his spells in the first and second innings (3.4 overs, none for 29), Bess appreciates that there is little margin for error at Test level.
"Unfortunately when we got to the hospital the x-ray confirmed that there was a fracture". And we have to bat better.
"I'm very proud of my team, the way the young players produced their talent", he said.
The innings ended when Amir knocked over Bess's off-stump as the batsman went to drive.
"The Malahide game was a very tough game, the way we won the match, it was good for us".
Although Azhar was dismissed for only four, Haris made 39 not out, including a six off Bess and a leap for joy when he hit the winning runs.
Pakistani bowlers have always been hailed among the greatest for decades now and on Thursday evening at the Lord's the young breed of the newer generation scripted an English collapse at its best.