Watch: Harry Brook’s Spectacular One-Handed Catch

In the ongoing first Test between England and the West Indies at Lord’s, England has taken control thanks to standout performances by Ben Stokes and Harry Brook. After choosing to bowl first, England made early inroads into the West Indies’ batting lineup. Gus Atkinson, on his debut, struck twice early on, removing Kraigg Brathwaite and Kirk McKenzie.

Harry Brook’s Stunning Catch

One of the highlights of the day was Harry Brook’s spectacular catch that dismissed West Indies debutant Mikyle Louis. During the 22nd over of the innings, Ben Stokes brought himself into the attack and delivered a good length ball that seamed away after pitching. Louis, who was looking solid, edged the ball towards the slips. Brook, displaying amazing athleticism, took a one-handed catch, leaving the visitors struggling.

 

Stokes’ Magic with the Ball

Ben Stokes proved his worth yet again with the ball, making a crucial breakthrough at a vital moment. His decision to bowl over the wicket and maintain a good length outside the off stump paid off. Stokes’ delivery to Louis was a perfect example of his skill, as it moved away just enough to find the edge and fly towards Brook in the slips.

West Indies in Trouble

With the fall of Louis’ wicket, West Indies found themselves in a precarious position at 46 for three after 23.4 overs. Youngster Alick Athanaze and Kavem Hodge were left to steady the innings and avoid further damage. England’s bowlers, led by Stokes and Atkinson, have put the visitors on the back foot, making it an uphill task for the West Indies to recover.

As the match progresses, the West Indies will need a significant effort from their middle and lower order to get back into the game, while England will aim to maintain their dominance with disciplined bowling and sharp fielding.

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