WATCH: Gudakesh Motie bowls stunning ball to dismiss England skipper Ben Stokes

Check out the amazing ball bowled by Gudakesh Motie to get rid of England's test skipper Ben Stokes out for 4 during the 2nd Test at Lord's only on

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West Indies made a stirring comeback into the first Test versus England at Lord’s. Left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie got his team a vital wicket when he dismissed England Test skipper Ben Stokes for four. 

The incident happened in the 55th over of the innings to give the visitors their 5th wicket of the day. Bowling from over the wicket, Gudakesh Motie pitched the ball outside the off stump. The ball pitched on the rough that was created due to the bowlers' follow-through. 

Ben Stokes went for a mighty drive and saw the ball turn in sharply and bowl him through the defenses. It was a huge wicket for the West Indians as they desperately tried to claw their way back into the contest. 

England loses four wickets before Lunch 

After bowling West Indies for 121, the England side were looking to build a commanding lead. Gus Atkinson had lit up the first day with 7/45 from his 14 overs with the ball. the home team ended the day with an overall lead of 68 runs with 7 wickets in hand. 

Harry Brook was in his element as he scored 50 runs from 64 balls before falling to Alzarri Joseph. Joe Root on the other hand was looking good to score yet another Test century before he too fell to Gudakesh Motie for 68 runs from 114 balls with 7 hits to the fence. 

Ollie Pope (57) and Zak Crawley (76) had put on 94 runs for the second wicket to give the England side the edge on the opening day. When the players went for a lunch break debutant Jamie Smith was batting along with Chris Woakes as the home team had taken a sizeable lead in the game. 

James Anderson who is playing his final for England, spoke glowing about former Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar. During an old chat with Dale Steyn the English bowler had said “I don’t remember having a specific game plan against Sachin Tendulkar. Once he came on, I would just think that I cannot bowl a bad ball here, he was that kind of player. He was a key for India as well. If you get him out in India, the whole atmosphere, in the ground changes. He was such a big wicket.”

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