But Bess expects more from himself and the Test side and believes wholeheartedly that England can turn things around on Friday in the second Test at Headingley.
What made this latest reverse all the more embarrassing for England is that they are traditionally tough to beat at home in May, with many touring sides struggling to adjust when typically English conditions - overcast skies and green-tinged pitches - are at their most pronounced.
England have dropped opener Mark Stoneman, who managed just 13 runs in total at Lord s, and recalled Keaton Jennings for Headingley as they try to avoid a third successive loss after reverses in Australia and New Zealand.
Pakistan then consolidated the good work of their bowlers by reaching stumps having lost just Imam-ul-Haq to be 50 for one - a deficit of 134 runs.
Following a winter when they did not win in seven Tests in Australia and New Zealand, this is an terrible result for England, who spoke before this match of returning to winning ways and developing skills that will make them more competitive in foreign conditions.
Joe Root's men shrunk from the challenge of awkward conditions, after he won the toss in the first NatWest Test, and could never recover from being bowled out for 184 against Pakistan.
Trailing by 179 runs after the first innings, England slumped to 110-6 and Pakistan had a session to finish off the home side with two days to spare.
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The youngster, who has improved dramatically across the season, admitted to costing his team a chance at winning. He will stay in Liverpool and will have there the rehab period then will join the Egyptian team camp in Italy.
Babar Azam, who was forced to retire hurt after being struck on the wrist by a Ben Stokes delivery in the first innings and ruled out of further part in the series, has moved up 14 places to 86th position after his 68-run contribution.
"We were not good enough, if I'm being brutally honest". 'You look at the history of Test match cricket and very rarely do you save it from here.
"If we bat well and get something near 250 or 300", he said, "it would be a closer game on that surface".
"I am very proud of my team", Pakistan captain Sarfraz said.
England's second innings started badly, with Alastair Cook - top-scorer in the first innings with 70 - trapped lbw by seamer Mohammad Abbas for 1.
He and Haris Sohail (39 not out) shared an unbroken second-wicket partnership of 54 to see Pakistan to their target.
Amir also took the final wicket, removing the off stump of overnight batsman Dom Bess for 57. Given all spinners, even the greatest of all time, need runs behind them to make an impact by building scoreboard pressure, especially when the surface offers little.
"We have a very inexperienced team but we are very confident in our players".