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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Simon Mann and Michael Vaughan lead the review of the 4th Ashes test at the MCG. The game was drawn with Australian captain Steve Smith reaching another ton. He was unbeaten on 102 as England managed only two more wickets on the final day. We also hear interviews with Joe Root, Alastair Cook and Steve Smith.
Simon Mann welcomes three writers to the TMS commentary box at lunch on the final day of the fourth Test. Peter Lalor of the Australian, George Dobell – senior correspondent from ESPN Cricinfo and Phil Walker, Editor in Chief of the new Wisden Cricket Monthly. They discuss not only the action from the series but also the kind of coverage given the game and England’s players during the tour by the Australian media.
A day shortened by rain left Australia second innings 103-2, still 61 runs behind England with a day to go at the MCG. David Warner is 40 not out and Steve Smith on 25 not out. Simon Mann and Michael Vaughan look at the day including England denying ball-tampering claims.
During a break in play at the MCG, Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell popped into the TMS box to talk with Michael Vaughan and Ed Smith. They talked about life as a modern day cricketer across all formats……they discuss what makes the perfect T20 player and what can England learn from other T20 competitions as it develops its own new tournament from 2020.
During lunch on the 4th day of the 4th Ashes test Simon Mann talked to Glenn McGrath on his life in the game and his views now. He takes your questions such as who was the best captain he ever played under? The player he most enjoyed playing alongside plus many more.
Alastair Cook is unbeaten 244 as England closed the 3rd day of the 4th Ashes Test at the MCG on 491-9. That is a lead of 164 runs. We hear from Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad after the pair added a 100 runs stand for the 9th wicket. Broad was out on 56. Also the Australian coach, Darren Lehmann spoke to ABC giving his views of the days play. Simon Mann and Michael Vaughan talk about the magnificent innings from Cook and the state of the match with two days to go.
During the lunch and tea intervals of Test Match Special we marked the 40th anniversary of the Centenary Test Match being played at the MCG. On the field a motorcade took players around the ground with the likes of Bob Willis, Greg Chappell, Rod Marsh, Dennis Lillee and Ray Bright all involved. There have been so many memorable matches played at this famous old ground, but that game is perhaps the most remarkable. Not just for the cricket played, but for the whole occasion. One of the images of that match was the Australian opener Rick McCosker batting bravely with a broken jaw in the second innings after he’d been struck by Bob Willis earlier in the match. We hear an interview he carried out with Jim Maxwell at the ground. We also hear the memories of Dennis Lillie, Rod Marsh and Greg Chappell.
Simon Mann leads a review into a good day for England at the MCG. England close day 2 of the 4th Test on 192-2 with Alastair Cook not out 104 and Joe Root on 49 not out. They trail by 135 runs. Earlier Stuart Broad took 4-51 as Australia collapsed. They were 327 all out. We hear from Michael Vaughan and Ed Smith plus interviews with Stuart Broad and Josh Hazlewood.
TMS asks what does it mean to wear the famous Australian Baggy Green Cap and how did it become such an iconic piece of sports wear. Not everyone reveres it in a similar way as we hear from Australian internationals Justin Langer, Ian Chappell, Mark Taylor and Simon Katich.
David Warner scored a century after being caught on 99 but was reprieved after Tom Curran, on debut had bowled a no ball. Australia won the toss and chose to bat first. They closed 244-3. Simon Mann talks over the day with Michael Vaughan and Ed Smith plus interviews with James Anderson and David Warner.