Lucknow Super Giants speedster Mark Wood hit another significant milestone as he became only the sixth bowler to take 50 T20I wickets for England.

With figures of 3/12 in his three overs, Wood stormed through the Omani batting line-up to help England to a commanding victory in their T20 World Cup 2024 match on Friday. Wood now has 50 wickets in just 32 T20I matches for England with an average of 18.42.

The 34-year-old pacer is the sixth English bowler to reach the milestone after Adil Rashid (115), Chris Jordan (100), Stuart Broad (65), Graeme Swann (51) and David Willey (51).

Wood came into the attack in the sixth over and squared up Zeeshan Maqsood with a sharp delivery first up. He then dismissed Kashyap Prajapati on the last ball of the same over. His 50th T20I wicket was Ayaan Khan, who dragged a fast delivery onto his stumps.

The spell helped England bundle out Oman for a mere 47 runs. England then chased the target in just 19 balls, bolstering their net run rate and cruising to an eight-wicket win. The victory also kept the reigning champions’ Super 8 hopes alive.

England will play Namibia in their final Group B match on Saturday. A win there would take them to the second spot on the points table.

Mark Wood was also a game-changer for the Lucknow Super Giants in 2023. Against Delhi Capitals, Wood claimed five for just 14 runs. It was a spell that set the tone for an exciting season. However, he missed the IPL 2024 season due to injuries.

Keep an eye on this pace powerhouse as our players continue to light up the T20 World Cup 2024!