Durham bowler Mark Wood showed England what they had been missing in the Ashes Test’s as he put in two impressive bowling displays to help England to a 2-0 lead over Australia in the One Day International series.

Wood had missed out on the Test squad after injuries to his heel and ankle and has been itching to get back in the action with many pundits claiming his additional pace could’ve made the difference in the Test series.

Wood was instrumental in the first ODI victory taking 1-49 from his ten overs, but that only told half the story. Wood’s first spell with the ball proved to be quicker than anything Australia’s batsman had been faced with this tour.

The Ashington man claimed the key wicket of David Warner for just two runs and gave the Australian opener all manner of problems during the five balls he was at the crease.

A mixture of vicious short balls and a couple of well pitched deliveries unsettled Warner, who has the ability to single-handedly take the game away from opposition, before another short delivery cannoned into the shoulder of the Australian’s bat, looping into the grateful hands of England captain Joe Root.

Wood continued to create issues for Warner’s fellow opener Aaron Finch and new batsman Steve Smith with deliveries in the 80s and some hitting the low 90mph mark.

Finch and Smith survived and Wood had to settle for his relatively modest figures of 1-49 but he had laid the foundations for a well deserved England victory.

Chasing Australia’s 304-8, England reached the total with seven balls to spare thanks in no small part to Jason Roy’s record breaking 180, the highest score by an English batsman in ODI’s.

England’s record wicket taker in Test matches James Anderson said: “Wood set the tone for the match with his first ball, a bouncer to David Warner.

“I was delighted for him because he’s had his injury troubles. When you’ve had ankle troubles as a bowler, slamming your foot down on that hard surface, you’re always going to have doubts.”

The second ODI this morning saw more fast bowling from Wood as England restricted Australia to just 270-9 from their 50 overs, a total England chased down with 34 balls to spare.

Despite taking no wickets and figures of 0-55 from nine overs Wood played his part in an assured bowling display from England’s attack, including an innovative run up seen here.

The third One Day International of the series takes place on Sunday with England hoping to clinch the series with victory in Sydney.