Test Match Special

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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      Australia win the Ashes


      Australia regain the Ashes after beating England by an innings and 41 runs in the third test in Perth. England all out 2nd innings 218. Simon Mann talks to Michael Vaughan with his reaction and analysis plus interviews with Joe Root, Trevor Bayliss and victorious Australian captain Steve Smith.


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      ASHES - ENGLAND FACE DEFEAT


      England face defeat in the third test in Perth after closing day four on 132-4 in their second innings, still 127 runs behind. Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan are the not out pair after James Vince was out to a magnificent ball from Mitchell Starc having made 55. Simon Mann is joined by Michael Vaughan, Graeme Swann and Ebony Rainford-Brent looking back at the day. We also hear from James Anderson of England and Josh Hazlewood of Australia.


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      Building on England’s World Cup win


      As England’s women are up for team of the Year at the BBC Sports Personality awards, Dan Norcross speaks to Katherine Brunt, Natalie Sciver, Isa Guha and Ebony Rainford Brent about how the women’s game is capitalizing on that victory at Lord’s.


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      Australia take charge in Perth


      Hear the thoughts of Mitchell Marsh on scoring his maiden test century whilst his captain Steve Smith reaches a double hundred with England on the ropes in Perth. Australia are 549-4 at the Waca, a lead of 146 runs. England assistant coach Paul Farbrace is forced to reflect on a very bad day for England who claimed just one wicket on day three. Michael Vaughan and Simon Hughes join Simon Mann to discuss what has gone wrong for Joe Root’s men. Taken from Test Match Special on BBc 5 live s...


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      Steve Smith and The Don


      Day three of the third test saw Australian captain and the number one ranked batsman in the world Steve Smith score a 22nd Test hundred. He’s gone past a 1000 runs in this calendar year. He’s now scored 18 hundreds in his last 37 tests in which he’s averaged 70 plus. You could even describe those figures as Bradman like … But even if comparisons with the Don may be far-fetched, it is possible to make comparisons with the way they played. Simon Mann is joined by Geoffrey Boycott and Simo...


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      Ashes - Bairstow Century but Australia fightback


      Listen to Simon Mann and Michael Vaughan look back on Day Two of the Third test in Perth. Australia fought back to close on 203-3 and trail England by 200 runs. Jonny Bairstow scored a century but England collapsed and Steve Smith finished the day unbeaten on 92. Simon Hughes and Ebony Rainford Brent also give their views. We also hear from Jonny Bairstow and Usman Khawaja


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      The Art of Pace Bowling


      Simon Mann led a group including Simon Hughes and BBC Sport’s Stephan Shemilt looking into England's search for quick bowlers. There are also interviews with the most successful pace bowler of all time, Glenn McGrath plus Chris Rogers.


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      Malan Maiden Test Century in Perth


      Dawid Malan reached a maiden Test Century as England chose to bat on the opening day in Perth. They closed on 305-4. Simon Mann looks back at a strong start for England including interviews with Malan and Australian wicket keeper Tim Paine. There is also Michael Vaughan’s review plus Simon Hughes and Ebony Rainford Brent.


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      Celebrating the WACA


      As the famous old Australian Ground, the WACA in Perth hosts a last Ashes Test TMS looks back on some memories of what it was like to play there and watch there. We hear from Western Australian legends, Justin Langer, Kim Hughes plus Vic Marks and Geoffrey Boycott.


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      Is discipline a problem for England?


      Ahead of the Third Test, Mark Chapman is joined by Nick Compton and Mark Butcher to talk possible changes for Perth, Ben Duckett and asks if England will win a single Test?


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