Test Match Special

Test Match Special

United Kingdom

Coverage of England’s cricket matches. Insight and analysis from Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott, plus interviews with the top players.


England make it a three nil series win in Barbados.  

As England beat the West Indies by a very comfortable margin of 186 runs to take the series three nil, Charles Dagnall and former England international Ebony Rainford-Brent give their assessment of the series – the highs and lows for both teams. The third ODI victory included centuries for Alex Hales back in the side and Joe Root plus three wickets each for Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes. We also hear a Caribbean flavour interview with England captain, Eoin Morgan and a special TMS extended interview with man of the series, All Rounder Chris Woakes.

Tony Cozier – memories of the legendary Broadcaster and Writer  

The voice of West Indies cricket Tony Cozier passed away last year. To mark the first Carribean series covered by TMS in which Tony has not been a part of our commentary team we pay tribute to the special man. Charles Dagnall is joined by one of Tony’s former colleagues, Hayden Gill Sports Editor of NationNews in his home island of Barbados. We also hear archive recordings of Tony and memories from former West Indian internationals, Ian Bishop, Sir Curtly Ambrose and Desmond Haynes

How England wrapped up ODI series in West Indies  

Hear how the second One Day international unfolded in Antigua to give England a four wickets victory including Joe Root and Chris Woakes digging the tourists out of a sticky patch. Both players talk to TMS afterwards. We also hear from West Indies captain Jason Holder along with Charles Dagnall and Ebony Rainford Brent giving their expert analysis.

Sir Curtly Ambrose  

West Indian fast bowling legend Sir Curtly Ambrose joined TMS to answer questions from listeners during the break of the second ODI between West Indies and England. Recorded at the time so too late to put your questions but listen to a fascinating insight to the great man. It includes his answer to who was the best English batsman in the 1990’s amongst many others. Enjoy! Unless you are a batsman who can remember him roaring in of course.

Morgan leads England’s winning start in the West Indies  

A century from England captain Eoin Morgan plus an ODI best from Liam Plunkett with four wickets plus four wickets from Chris Woakes. England made a winning start against the West Indies. They lead the three match series one nil with two to go, claiming the first by a margin of 45 runs. Plenty of smiles in the England camp which comes across in this podcast as we hear from skipper Eoin Morgan. We also hear the story of the game from Charles Dagnall and Ebony Rainford Brent.

Boycott: Root can use nous & instinct to emulate Vaughan  

Cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott react to Yorkshire's Joe Root appointment as England Test Cricket captain. Boycott believes he will 'definitely succeed'.

Heavy defeat for England as India claim T20 Series  

India beat England by 75 runs in the third and final T20 international. England lost eight wickets for eight runs in 19 balls, chasing 202-6. England bowled out for 127 after 16.3 overs. India win the series 2-1. Charles Dagnall and Isa Guha discuss what went wrong for England on the day and the series overall. We also hear from captains Eoin Morgan and Virat Kohli plus England coach Trevor Bayliss.

England win thrilling final ODI in Eden Gardens  

Simon Mann and Simon Hughes look back on a thrilling One Day international in Eden Gardens. England won by five runs after setting India 321-8 with the hosts 316-9 at the end. Ben Stokes struck 57 off 39 balls and Chris Woakes bowled the last over. We hear from both players plus both captains Eoin Morgan and Virat Kohli. India win the series 2-1.

Future of Global Cricket  

With the growing importance of t20 cricket Simon Mann is joined by Simon Hughes, Dean Wilson of the Mirror and freelance writer Tim Wigmore to talk about what the game of cricket will look like in ten years.

India seal one day series over England with 15 runs victory  

Another high scoring one day international ended with India beating England by 15 runs in Cuttack. They claim the three match series 2 nil with one to go. India recovered from 25-3 to total 381-6 thanks to a Yuvraj 150 and Dhoni 134. England’s reply included a century for their captain Eoin Morgan. We hear the views of Simon Mann and Simon Hughes plus an interview with Eoin Morgan following the game.

A tribute to Rachael Heyhoe-Flint…..a ‘Pioneer’.  

A tribute to Rachael Heyhoe-Flint who passed away aged 77. Simon Mann is joined by guests to reflect on her life. We hear from BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew. Clare Connor, the Director of England women’s cricket plus Enid Bakewell and Isha Guha. We also listen to archive material of Rachael talking to the BBC.

India chase down 350 to beat England in Pune by three wickets  

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.

TMS investigates England’s search for ODI success in India  

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.

Graham Taylor's 'View from the Boundary' in 1991  

A 'View from the Boundary' with the late former England football manager Graham Taylor, speaking to Brian Johnston at Edgbaston in 1991.

England dramatically collapse to defeat in Chennai.  

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.

The Panel – The England Test Tour Of India As Seen By Journalists  

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.

Triple century on record breaking day for India in Chennai  

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.

2016 a year of Cricket moments – which was your favourite?  

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.

Rahul’s 199 on long day for England against India  

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.

Dawson Test debut half century for England in Chennai  

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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