Mark Wood is no mug with the bat, and the Durhamite has rubberstamped his batting credentials by hooking Pat Cummins, the world number one bowler, for more than a couple of maximums. It was an exhibition of unabashed willow-wielding as Cummins cleared his front leg and dispatched the short stuff into the stands. England have benefited from the lower-order contributions with the scoreboard moving to 245/6 as the day approaches its business end. Jonny Bairstow has played exceptionally well too, just six shy of an Ashes hundred.
2 Six in 2 Balls By Mark Wood Off Pat Cummins 😯. He is standing so deep in the crease and got almost Hit Wicket the Ball before but then hit those fantastic 2! Great Save Up at Crucial Time 👏👏#Ashes #AUSvENG pic.twitter.com/JuGEgFMFIq— Shantanu (@imshantanu105) January 7, 2022