Virat Kohli felt that Sunday's three-wicket win over England will take "some time to sink in" simply because it needed a "special partnership" to chase down a 351-run target after top-order collapse.
England made their highest losing score in a one day international as India beat them by three wickets in Pune. England set 350-7 in their 50 overs but it wasn’t enough. Simon Mann and Simon Hughes look back at the game with reaction from captains Eoin Morgan and Virat Kohli. Kohli scored a century as did Kedar Jadhav.
England have found ODI success very hard to come by away to India. During the interval of the first One Day International this series Simon Mann led a chat to look back on England’s previous problems in this format. He also talked to former England spinner Graeme Swann. On the panel, the analyst, Simon Hughes plus Indian commentator Prakash Wakanker.
Young Virat Kohli will usher in a new era in Indian cricket when he leads the side tomorrow in the ODI series-opener against England in place of iconic Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
We hear in this podcast from Cricket Correspondent, Jonathan Agnew with Geoffrey Boycott plus England captain Alastair Cook and Indian skipper Virat Kohli along with England assistant Coach, Paul Farbrace. It follows a win in the 5th Test for India by an innings and 75 runs. England lost 6 wickets for 15 runs to be bowled out for 207 in their second innings. Jadeja took 7 for 48. India win the series 4 nil.
Jonathan Agnew is joined by John Etheridge of the Sun, Chetan Narula, Indian cricket writer and Lawrence Booth of the Mail and Editor of Wisden. They discuss the Test series and the future of both teams. They talk about subjects such as Alastair Cook and captaincy, the same of India’s Virat Kohli plus spinner Jack Leach and the reasons behind his not being called up recently.
England conceded their highest total when India made their highest score in a Test. They declared their second innings on 759-7. Karun Nair made a triple century on the 4th day of the 5th and final Test in Chennai. Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott consider what could happen on final day of the tour. We also hear an interview with England coach, Trevor Bayliss.
From Ben Stokes 258, Stuart Broad 6 for 17 and many more right up to the elusive dog who stopped play in Vizag which was your favourite cricket moment of 2016? The BBC would like you to rank your top 10 – details on the BBC cricket website. In this podcast Jonathan Agnew, Ed Smith and Vic marks share their memories of 2016.
India’s KL Rahul was out on 199 during the 3rd day of the 5th test against England. From Chennai, Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott look back at the day. Ben Stokes gives his assessment in an interview with Ed Smith. India closed the day on 391-4 which is 86 runs behind. He shared stands of 152 with Patel and 161 with Karun Nair who remains 71 not out.
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Liam Dawson became the first England number 8 to score over 60 on his Test debut as the side posted 477 in their first innings of the fifth Test. We hear the thoughts of Dawson plus Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott in conversation after the close of play. Moeen Ali was out for 146 and Adil Rashid made 60 exactly. India will resume the Third day on 60 for no wicket.
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Mark Wood, Steven Finn and James Vince are among the players who will be given the chance to press their England one-day claims in the first North versus South series being played in the UAE in March. Wood is coming back following a third ankle operation in 12 months. He’s been named in a North Squad to be captained by his Durham team mate Keaton Jennings. The South Squad is captained by James Vince and includes Liam Dawson and Steve Finn. The teams will meet in three One day games in Dubai and Abu Dhabi Four players in each team had already earned their places through their performances in the 2016 Royal London One-Day Cup, measured by the Professional Cricketers’ Association’s Most Valuable Player rankings. But the rest of the names have been announced and are North: Keaton Jennings (Durham, capt), Ben Duckett (Northamptonshire). Sam Hain (Warwickshire), Joe Clarke (Worcestershire) Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Jack Leaning (Yorkshire), Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire) Josh Poysden (Warwickshire), Greame White (Northamptonshire), Mark Wood (Durham), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Richard Gleeson (Northamptonshire), Harry Gurney (Notts) South: James Vince (Hampshire, capt), Daniel Bell-Drummond (Kent), Tom Alsop (Hampshire), David Malan (Middlesex), Sam Northeast (Kent), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Ben Foakes (Surrey), Tom Curran (Surrey), Lewis Gregory (Somerset), Tim Groenewald (Somerset), Matt Coles (Kent) Steve Finn (Middlesex), Mason Crane (Hampshire). The teams will be led by two members of the senior England coaching staff –Ottis Gibson with the North and Paul Farbrace with the South Adam Mountford has been speaking with Farbrace.
Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott look at England’s start to the 5th and final Test away to India. They won the toss and closed the day on 284-4 with Moeen Ali 120 not out having been dropped on 0. Joe Root made 88. We hear the thoughts of Joe Root after the days play. India already have won the series with a three nil lead.
The ECB has named 18 new 2 year contracts for the England women’s team. Included in those names is Sarah Taylor who has been taking time out of the game due to suffering with anxiety. Clare Connor, the ECB Director of women’s cricket, tells us more about Sarah and others included on the list.
Chris Cowdrey was part of the England squad which came from one Test down to win the series in India back in 84/85. He tells us what it was like to be part of that success. We also talk about carrying the famous cricketing name, his pride of leading Kent, and his one time in charge of England.
The Indian team have an opportunity to record its biggest-ever series victory against England when the two sides lock horns in the fifth and final Test, starting Friday.
India beat England by an innings and 36 runs to win the 4th Test and complete the series win – three up with one to go. England were bowled in their second innings for 195 - Ashwin took 6-55. We hear the thoughts of BBC Cricket Correspondent, Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott plus reaction from England captain, Alastair Cook, India skipper Virat Kohli and England coach Trevor Bayliss.
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Jayant slammed his maiden Test century at the Wankhede and along with Virat Kohli, the duo put on 241 for the eighth wicket — the most for India and the second highest against England for any team.
We hear the thoughts of Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott plus an interview with James Anderson after the 4th day’s play of the 4th Test in Mumbai. Virat Kohli scored 235 in India’s first innings total of 631 in which Jayant Yadav also secured a century. England closed the day on 182-6 in their second innings still trailing by 49 runs.
India opener Murali Vijay slammed his eighth career Test ton in the fourth Test between India and England at Wankhede.
Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott look back on a day when India captain Virat Kohli played a sublime innings to end Day Three of the Fourth Test on 147 not out. India are 451-7 and in front by 51 runs. Earlier Murali Vijay also secured a hundred as England’s bowlers were made to work hard in front of a passionate crowd in Mumbai. We also hear the views of Joe Root who took two wickets in the afternoon session.
Yorkshire’s new head coach is Andrew Gale who at the age of 33 takes over following his decision to retire as a player. He led the team to back to back Championship titles. He tells us why the time is right for him and the club and how he hopes to build on what he and former coach, Jason Gillespie put in place at Headingley.
As part of our short series looking back at the England victory over India in 84/85 where David Gower’s team came back from one down to win two one. We hear from former Surrey and England off spinner Pat Pocock. He remains very passionate about spin bowling and how England can improve their production of international spinners. As well as that we hear a few memories of life with Surrey including the fearsome Sylvester Clarke.
Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara put on an unbeaten century stand as India ended the second day of the fourth Test against England at 146/1, in reply to England's first innings total of 400.
Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott discuss the days events in Mumbai. Jos Buttler scored 76 as England totalled 400 in their first innings and India closed 146-1 thanks to a stand of 107 runs between Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara. We hear from Buttler in the post day interview for day 2 of the 4th Test.
Nineteen year old opening batsman Haseeb Hamed joined Jonathan Agnew at Lunch on day 2 of the fourth Test in Mumbai. He’s already impressed for England but had to return to home following an injury. However now he’s back in India with his family to watch from the stands.
Keaton Jennings made an immediate impact on his England Test debut by scoring a century against India in Mumbai. England won the toss and closed on 288-5. India’s Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets for 9 runs at one point on a pitch taking turn. Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott look back at the days play plus an interview with Keaton Jennings.
The MCC World Cricket committee has been meeting in Mumbai to discuss all sorts of issues affecting the modern game. Subjects included Red cards, 4 day tests, ball tampering and cricket at the Olympics. It’s an independent group made up of a mix of former players and administrators. The likes of Ricky Ponting, Sourav Ganguly, Rod Marsh, Ramiz Raja and Jimmy Adams have all been involved this week under the watchful eye of Chairman Mike Brearley. Jonathan Agnew talks to Mike who was recently voted best England Test captain and also to Matthew Fleming who recently took over as the new President of the MCC.
A dominant India will be eyeing to clinch the five-Test series against England with yet another comprehensive victory when the two teams square off in the fourth match of the series on Thursday.
Virat Kohli's side won by eight wickets in Mohali last week to take an unbeatable 2-0 series lead after victory in Viskhapatnam. The first match in Rajkot was a draw.
After India beat England in Mohali by 8 wickets, to take a two nil lead in the five match Test series, Jonathan Agnew and Michael Vaughan look back on the game plus what happens next. We hear reaction from England captain Alastair Cook, India Skipper Virat Kohli and England coach Trevor Bayliss plus more news on the injury to England opener Haseeb Hameed.
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England closed the third day of third Test struggling in their second innings with a score of 78-4, still trailing India by 56 runs. They eventually bowled India out in their first innings for 417 with Ben Stokes picking up 5 wickets. Jonathan Agnew and Michael Vaughan review the play and we hear from Jonny Bairstow who has broken the record for most dismissals by a keeper in a calendar year (68).
Jonathan Agnew talks to the former Australian international Dean Jones who is now a respected commentator and writer on the game. He talks to Jonathan about his views on the current state of the game and his love of India.
Neil Foster, the former Essex and England bowler took a match winning 11 wickets in a Test to help England come from behind to win the series against India 2-1. Neil shares his memories of that and his career in which he also won 5 County Championship titles with Essex.
Jonathan Agnew and Michael Vaughan review the second days play in Mohali between India and England. England made 238 in their first innings and India closed on 271-6, 12 runs behind. England took 3 wickets for 8 runs before Ben Stokes removed India captain Virat Kohli for 62. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja then shared an unbroken stand of 67. We also hear an interview with Adil Rashid who took 4 wickets in the last session of the day.
Jonathan Agnew and Michael Vaughan review day one of the third test in Mohali. England won the toss and closed the day at 268-8. We also hear an interview with Jos Buttler who made on 43 on his return to the Test side. Jonny Bairstow top scored with 89.
Two wickets each for Jayant Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav as England could only muster 268/8 at stumps on Day 1 of the Third Test.
Rob Andrew was this week appointed CEO at Sussex CCC. Rob played first class cricket whilst at Cambridge University, but made a name for himself as a rugby union international. Following his playing career he moved into administration, firstly with Newcastle, then ten years with the Rugby Football Union. He left there earlier this year and will take over at Hove at the start of the new year. Rob Andrew spoke to Kevin Howells on Test Match Special, explaining why he's taken on this new role in county cricket.
Indian Test captain Virat Kohli has termed the ball tampering allegations against him as a ploy to "shift focus from the series" as "ICC would have spoken to him" had there been any truth in the matter.
Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott review the action from Visakhapatnam. India winning the second test over England by 246 runs. England were bowled out second innings for 158 just after lunch on the final day. India lead the five match series one-nil. We also hear interviews with England captain Alastair Cook, India captain Virat Kohli and England coach Trevor Bayliss.
Kohli and his men have drawn first blood after beating England comprehensively by 246 runs in the second Test match at Visakhapatnam.