Mark Wood’s Fiery Bouncer Stuns Azam Khan in Thrilling ENG vs PAK T20I

In cricket, some deliveries are so exceptional that they leave the batter completely stunned, often resulting in their dismissal. This was precisely the case in the fourth T20I between England and Pakistan, where Mark Wood’s incredible bouncer led to the departure of Pakistan’s Azam Khan.

Mark Wood Vs Azam Khan

High Stakes at the Oval

With the T20 World Cup just around the corner, both teams were eager to perform well in this series. The final T20I match between England and Pakistan took place at the Kennington Oval in London. Unfortunately, rain had already impacted the series, causing the abandonment of the first and third T20Is in Leeds and Cardiff, respectively.

England Wins the Toss

After a convincing 23-run win in the second T20I, England’s captain Jos Buttler decided to bowl first when he won the toss at the Oval. Pakistan’s openers, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, started strong, accumulating 47 runs without losing a wicket in the first five overs.

Momentum Shifts

However, the game took a dramatic turn as wickets began to fall. The dismissals of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan in quick succession were followed by more trouble for Pakistan. Shadab Khan and Fakhar Zaman were both dismissed cheaply, leaving Pakistan struggling at 84 for 4 within the first 10 overs.

Mark Wood’s Stunning Bouncer Against Azam Khan

 

The situation worsened when Mark Wood bowled a fierce bouncer on the second delivery of the 11th over. The short ball was angled sharply towards Azam Khan, who tried to evade it but couldn’t lower his wrist in time. The ball grazed his glove, deflected off his right shoulder, and ballooned into the air. England’s wicketkeeper, Jos Buttler, made an easy catch, sending Azam Khan back to the pavilion. After a brief discussion with his batting partner Usman Khan, the 25-year-old Azam Khan walked off the field.

 

 

Social Media Reaction

Mark Wood’s delivery left fans in awe, and Twitter was abuzz with reactions. Cricket enthusiasts flocked to social media to share their amazement at the electrifying bouncer that led to Azam Khan’s dismissal. Comments and tweets praised Wood’s speed and precision, highlighting the thrilling nature of the match.

 

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