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Test Match Special

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Coverage of England’s cricket matches. Insight and analysis from Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott, plus interviews with the top players.
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access_time4 hours ago
Jos Buttler and Dom Bess both made fifties to give England a lead of 56 in the first Test against Pakistan.
access_time6 hours ago
BBC Global Religion Editor Martin Bashir speaks to Jonathan Agnew about cricket, life and that famous Princess Diana interview.
access_time9 hours ago
Tommy Banks, head chef of The Black Swan at Oldstead joins Jonathan Agnew at lunch on day three at Lord’s to discuss all things cricket, and how his restaurant became the world’s top rated on TripAdvisor.
access_time1 day ago
Pakistan take a firm grip on the First Test against England reaching 350-8, a lead of 166.
access_time2 days ago
The director of England cricket Andrew Strauss discusses the state of the England team as he takes a break from the job and we hear from Wasim Khan who is being charged with trying to fit all the competitions into a English summer from 2020
access_time3 days ago
Hello. We’ll soon be launching a new cricket podcast called “The Doosra” and we’re very excited about it.



Our team of World Cup winner Isa Guha, comedian and Pakistan super-fan Aatif Nawaz and Ankur Desai from the BBC Asian Network have been working on this pilot episode, and you can now listen and judge for yourselves. They preview the England-Pakistan series, chat jumpers and hand-warmers and their special guest is IPL superstar Jos Buttler. It’s cricket, but with a South Asian slant.



Let us know what you think and in return we’ll let you know where to find “The Doosra” every week.
access_time5 days ago
Jos Buttler joins Tuffers and Vaughan to talk his surprise return to the Test fold and the England team’s new emphasis on fitness. What threat will Pakistan pose in the upcoming series and are the ICC right to potentially scrap the traditional pre-match coin toss?
access_time12 days ago
After ECB chairman Colin Graves suggested that young people "weren't attracted to cricket", Phil Tufnell and Nick Compton join Mark Chapman to ask if the new 100-ball competition is the best way to entice a younger audience.

The team also look ahead to England's test squad being announced for the series against Pakistan.
access_time16 days ago
Eleanor Oldroyd is joined by England World Cup winner Isa Guha, the ECB’s head of strategy Vikram Banerjee and BBC Asian Network's Ankur Desai to discuss the news all future coaching jobs for national teams will have to interview at least one black, Asian or minority ethnic candidate.
access_time19 days ago
Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan discuss Ed Smith’s new role as national selector, impressive performers in the early weeks of the County season, the new 100-ball competition, and why Justin Langer will be a success in charge of Australia.
access_time2 months ago
Cricket Correspondent Jonathan Agnew is joined by Graeme Swann to look back on the final day of the second test between New Zealand and England, featuring interviews with Joe Root and Neil Wagner.
access_time2 months ago
Jonathan Agnew gets the thoughts on the series from the written press. He’s joined by John Etheridge of the Sun, Dean Wilson from the Mirror and Vic Marks of the Guardian.
access_time2 months ago
Jason Mohammad, Michael Vaughan and Phil Tufnell examine the continuing fallout from the Australian ball-tampering scandal.



Vaughan believes Cricket Australia need to look at their part in the furore, saying they helped create David Warner's "bull-like" manner.



The team also look at whether other teams should follow New Zealand's lead when it comes to the spirit of the game.
access_time2 months ago
Cricket Correspondent Jonathan Agnew is joined by Graeme Swann to look back on the fourth day of the second test between New Zealand and England, featuring an interview with Jonny Bairstow.
access_time2 months ago
BBC Cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew is joined by England’s Nick Compton during lunch on a sunny day in Christchurch. They discuss Compton’s time in the England set-up, his memories of touring New Zealand, the current England side, and much more.
access_time2 months ago
Cricket Correspondent Jonathan Agnew is joined by Graeme Swann to look back on the third day of the second test between New Zealand and England, featuring an interview with Graham Thorpe.
access_time2 months ago
Jonathan Agnew is joined by legendary New Zealand all-rounder Sir Richard Hadlee during lunch on a sunny day in Christchurch.
access_time2 months ago
Cricket Correspondent Jonathan Agnew is joined by Graeme Swann to look back on the second day of the second test between New Zealand and England, featuring an interview with Stuart Broad.
access_time2 months ago
Batsman David Warner says he is "resigned to the fact" he may never play for Australia again after his part in the ball-tampering scandal.



The 31-year-old apologised on Saturday, saying he took "full responsibility for my part in what happened."



Legendary Test Match Special commentator Jonathan Agnew offers his thoughts on the former Australia vice captain’s statement.
access_time2 months ago
Cricket Correspondent Jonathan Agnew is joined by Graeme Swann and guests with interviews reflecting the Opening day of the 2nd test between New Zealand and England.
access_time2 months ago
The BBC's cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew is joined by Graeme Swann and guests to discuss the fall out from the Australian ball tampering affair during the lunch break on day 1 of the second test between New Zealand and England.
access_time2 months ago
Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan join Mark Chapman to analyse the fallout from the Australian ball-tampering scandal. Vaughan suggests that the problems within Australian cricket go right to the top of the sport in the country. The team also review England's first test defeat in New Zealand, and discuss England's women reaching the final of the Tri-Series competition in India.
access_time2 months ago
Jonathan Agnew and Graeme Swann reflect in the immediate aftermath as England lost by an innings and 49 runs to New Zealand in the first Test at Auckland despite the efforts of all-rounder Ben Stokes on the final day.



Stokes made a patient 66 from 188 balls as he and Chris Woakes (52) helped the tourists recover after early wickets.



The Durham man's dismissal three balls before the dinner break effectively ended England's hopes of a draw.



England will get a chance to level the two-match series at Christchurch in the second Test, which starts on Thursday.
access_time2 months ago
Jonathan Agnew chews the fat on the ever-developing ball-tampering story, and England’s batting, during the dinner break on the fifth day during the first Test between New Zealand and England.



Paul Newman, John Etheridge and Simon Wilde join him in the TMS Commentary box.
access_time2 months ago
Jonathan Agnew is joined by Graeme Swann to review day four of the first test between New Zealand and England.



The Black Caps dominated once again thanks in large to an unbeaten 145 from Henry Nicholls as they reached 428-7 declared.



England then suffered a huge blow as they attempted to salvage a draw with captain Joe Root dismissed with the final ball of the day leaving the tourists 132-3 at close in their second innings.



The team also get the thoughts of Stuart Broad following the day's play.
access_time2 months ago
Jonathan Agnew brings you reaction from across the globe in the wake of the ball-tampering controversy embroiling Australian cricket.



It follows Australia captain Steve Smith admitting that his side's "leadership team" had planned for Cameron Bancroft to try to change the condition of the ball. Bancroft was caught by TV cameras taking what he said was yellow tape out of his trouser pocket before rubbing the ball on the third day of the third test against South Africa in Cape Town.



Vic Marks and Jeremy Coney join Jonathan to analyse the fallout, plus they hear from Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland, Australian cricket writer Adam Collins and of course the press conference in which Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith speak about the incident.
access_time2 months ago
Jonathan Agnew and Graeme Swann reflect on Kane Williamson’s New Zealand record 18th century for New Zealand as rain disrupted much of day two of the first Test against England in Auckland.



Only 23.1 overs were bowled with Williamson, who resumed on 91, completing his ton before being trapped lbw by James Anderson for 102.



That was the only wicket to fall as the hosts increased their lead to 171 after England were all out for 58 on day one.



Play was eventually abandoned in the final session with the score 229-4.
access_time2 months ago
Jonathan Agnew and Graeme Swann reflect on a dismal day for England at Eden Park in Auckland. They were bowled out for 58 – their sixth lowest total – as New Zealand dominated on day one of the first test.



There’s also reaction from England Head Coach Trevor Bayliss
access_time2 months ago
Tuffers and Vaughan are back for first time since January and there is a lot they want to get off their chests. The pair are joined by England Director of Cricket Andrew Strauss to discuss the retirement of Kevin Pietersen, with Ben Stokes back in the Test side we ask who'll lead the attack against New Zealand, plus bring you the latest on Scotland's hopes of reaching the 2019 World Cup. We'll also look at what's been an eventful test series between South Africa and Australia, hear from England women's World Cup-winning captain Heather Knight ahead of the Tri-Series in India, and ask whether white ball-only contracts are the future for English cricket.
access_time3 months ago
Interviews with man of the match Jonny Bairstow and Captain Eoin Morgan after England defeat New Zealand by 7 wickets in the 5th One Day International clinching the series 3-2.
access_time3 months ago
Charles Dagnall is joined by some of the cricket writers from the national news papers as they discuss England's winter tour of Australia and New Zealand and look ahead to which players are likely to feature in the World Cup.
access_time3 months ago
Interviews and reaction from the fourth One Day International featuring centuries from Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root and a match winning 181 from New Zealand's Ross Taylor as the Black Caps win by 5 wickets to square the series.
access_time3 months ago
Charles Dagnall chats all thing New Zealand cricket as he speaks to the chairman of the NZ Cricket Board, Greg Barclay
access_time3 months ago
Kevin Howells and Jeremy Coney reflect on England's 6 wicket victory over New Zealand.
access_time3 months ago
Adil Rashid tells Charles Dagnall that he has negotiated a white-ball only contract with Yorkshire because his heart is no longer in the white-ball game.



Rashid caused a stir when he revealed he won’t be playing first-class cricket for Yorkshire this summer, and will instead concentrate on one-day games for club and country.
access_time4 months ago
Tuffers and Vaughan join Mark Chapman to reflect on England's comfortable series victory over Australia in the one-day internationals, and ask if they can now go onto win the World Cup. We also debate which team has got the best value for money in the Indian Premier League auction, with more than £2m spent on the services of Ben Stoakes and Chris Woakes. Plus the guys discuss Sussex's Jofra Archer, and wonder if one day he could be bowling for England.
access_time4 months ago
Charles Dagnall, Ebony Rainford-Brent and James Taylor reflect on England’s 4-1 series victory over Australia after Tom Curran took five wickets to win the final one-day international by 12 runs in Perth.
access_time4 months ago
Charles Dagnall is join by Dean Wilson of the Daily Mirror, Vithushan Ehantharajah from and Guardian and the Press Association’s Rory Dollard to review England’s victorious ODI series against Australia
access_time4 months ago
England's record breaking wicket taker James Anderson talks to Charles Dagnall as he answers listeners questions spanning his entire career during the interval of the Fourth One Day International between Australia and England.
access_time4 months ago
Charles Dagnall is joined by James Anderson and James Taylor to look back at the last time England played One-Day cricket in Australia - the disastrous Cricket World Cup of 2015.
access_time4 months ago
Matt Prior, Jonathan Agnew and Simon Mann join Eleanor Oldroyd to discuss why England have only won one away series in the last five years and what can be done about it. Plus, after Trevor Bayliss’ announcement that he will leave after the 2019 Ashes we examine the role of a coach in cricket.
access_time5 months ago
As Australia wrapped up a four nil win over England in Sydney Simon Mann led the review of the Test and the series. Australian winning the 5th and final test by an innings and 123 runs.

He talks to Michael Vaughan with interviews from England Vice captain James Anderson, Australian captain and man of the series Steve Smith along with man of the match Pat Cummins.
access_time5 months ago
Simon Mann talks to three cricket writers looking at the Ashes series and Australian victory. Joining Simon were Melinda Farrell of ESPN Cricinfo, John Etheridge, Cricket Correspondent of the Sun and Stephan Shemilt of the BBC Sports Website. Where did it go wrong for England? And should the Ashes be played over fewer Tests are just some of the many issues they discuss.
access_time5 months ago
Australia appear on course to complete a 4 nil Ashes win at the SCG. Entering the 5th day England are 93-4 in their second innings, still 210 runs short of making the hosts bat again.

Joe Root is 42 not out. Earlier both Shaun and Mitchell Marsh reached their centuries in an Australian first innings total of 649-7 dec. Simon Mann talks to Michael Vaughan and Ed Smith about the day and the series. Also we hear interviews with England assistant coach, Paul Farbrace and Australia’s Shaun Marsh.
access_time5 months ago
Ed Cowan, 18 test caps and still playing for New South Wales joins Simon Mann in the TMS commentary box. They talk Ashes, Shield Cricket and his views on the game both sides of the world. He also explains his part in the making of the film ‘ Death of a Gentleman’.
access_time5 months ago
Usman Khawaja made 171 as Australia took control of the 5th and final Ashes test at Sydney. Shaun Marsh is 98 not out with a score of 479-4, a lead of 133 runs. We hear the views of Graeme Swann and Ed Smith talking to Simon Mann with interviews with Usman Khawaja and Jonny Bairstow.
access_time5 months ago
Australia closed the second day of the 5th and final Ashes test on 193-2 first innings and trail England by 153 runs.



Khawaja is 91 not out and Smith on 56.



We hear what Michael Vaughan and Ed Smith had to say about the day along with interviews with England test debutant Mason Crane and Australian batsman David warner.
access_time5 months ago
Broadcaster and Journalist Andrea Catherwood joins TMS and talks to Simon Mann. Watching the Ashes in Sydney she tells us about her families love and passion of cricket and her career including life as a former foreign correspondent with ITN.
access_time5 months ago
So the Ashes have gone and the post mortem is well underway.

But rather than just focus on what has gone wrong, what do England need to do to win the Ashes in Australia 4 years from now.

We hear what Joe Root and Michael Vaughan think plus Stephan Shemilt talks to Graeme Swann and Simon Katich who were on opposite sides the last time England won the Ashes in Australia 7 years ago.
access_time5 months ago
At the SCG England closed the opening day of the 5th and final Ashes Test on 233-5.



They lost the wickets of Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow in the last 5 minutes of play after Australia took the 2nd new ball.



Simon Mann looks back on the day in the company of Ed Smith and we hear interviews with England assistant coach, Paul Farbrace and not out batsman Dawid Malan 55* plus Australian Mitchell Marsh.
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