By Paul Newman for the Daily Mail
Published: 19:28 GMT, 19 January 2020 | Updated: 19:28 GMT, 19 January 2020
Mark Wood savoured his remarkable all-round return to international cricket by admitting he treats each England appearance as if it might be his last.
Wood, missing since the World Cup final in July with a side injury, added the first two wickets of the South African second innings to his 42 off 23 balls when England batted and even pulled off an outstanding catch at point to give Joe Root one of his four wickets.
Then a man who has been plagued with injury problems and has had four operations on his chronic left ankle talked of making the most of every England game while he can.
Mark Wood savoured his remarkable all-round return to international cricket with England
Wood has bowled for England for the first time since the World Cup final in July in this Test
'I've loved this,' said the Durham fast bowler. 'I haven't played since July so I've been trying to enjoy it and take it all in. With the way my body's been I can't take all this for granted because it could be my