Test Match Special Podcast
Test Match Special Podcast
About Test Match Special Podcast
Insight and analysis from the Test Match Special team – including interviews with some of the biggest names in the game, PLUS Alex Hartley and Kate Cross’ ‘No Balls’.
Steve Crossman is joined by Phil Tufnell and Steven Finn after England lost the third one-day international against Bangladesh, but won the series 2-1. They discuss the state of England's ODI squad as they look to defend their title at the Cricket World Cup in India later this year. They also look at England's test form over the winter and that incredible finish to the Wellington test in their series against New Zealand - how may it impact this summer's Ashes? And the panel discuss the Women's Premier League after the inaugural series got underway on Saturday.
England and New Zealand shared the 2 match Test series; tied one apiece, after an enthralling match at the Basin Reserve. England just failed to get across the line and New Zealand won the match after being forced to follow on, which is something that has only happened three times before in Test cricket. Jonathan Agnew tells the outstanding story of the final day with contributions from BBC chief cricket writer Stephan Shemilt and former England bowler Steven Finn. We also hear from England captain Ben Stokes, England coach Brendon McCullum and New Zealand bowler Neil Wagner. We also have time to hear from Isle of Man international Joe Burrows after they were bowled out for just 10 runs, the lowest ever score in men’s t20 cricket.
Jonathan Agnew, Former England bowler Steve Finn and Chief Cricket Writer, Stephan Shemilt discuss whether England can wrap up a win and the series in New Zealand. Kane Williamson became the highest run scorer in test cricket for the home side whilst making 132, before he lost his wicket to Harry Brook, which signalled a collapse. We also hear from Jack Leach who took 5 wickets. On top of that we get a review from South Africa on the women's world T20 tournament and an interview with a member of the winning Australian side, Ash Gardner.
New Zealand will start the 4th day of the second test in Wellington following on with a score of 202-3, still 24 runs behind. Despite a blistering knock from New Zealand captain Tim Southee, at the start of day three, England were able to make them bat again. First innings total of 209 was 226 runs behind. But a follow on fight back led by openers Devon Conway and Tom Latham, frustrated England and although they finally got their breakthrough in the final session they still have a lot of work to do in order to win the test. Correspondent Jonathan Agnew, Chief Cricket Writer Stephan Shemilt and former England bowler Steven Finn look back at the day. We also hear from the coach of England’s women team, Jon Lewis after their semifinal defeat in the World T20 in South Africa.
Ben Stokes brings us inside the England camp after a year to remember for the men's Test side. We hear details of Bairstow’s Trent Bridge blitz, the record breaking win over India and how the Lord’s defeat to South Africa was quickly put to bed leading to a series win. Plus, Stokes also recalls how he steered England’s white ball side to T20 glory at the MCG.
Jonathan Agnew is joined by Vic Marks, Alex Hartley, Simon Mann, Daniel Norcross, Stephan Shemilt and Andy Zaltzman. From the humiliation in Hobart to the start of the Stokes/McCullum Test revolution. The Mankad controversy at Lord’s to England men’s T20 World Cup win and the historic clean sweep in Pakistan.
England won the Third Test in Karachi by 8 wickets to clinch a record breaking three nil series win. Pakistan have never before been handed a clean sweep home or away. Analysis from Jonathan Agnew, Vic Marks, Alex Hartley and Andy Zaltzman plus we hear from Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Ben Duckett, Brendon McCullum and the retiring Azhar Ali.
As England prepare to play Pakistan in Karachi for the third and final Test match, they return to the scene of one of their most famous overseas Test wins. 22 years ago, England won the third and final Test against Pakistan to win the series 1-0, only their second ever Test win in the country, and Pakistan’s first defeat at Karachi. Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton, who were captain and opening batter that day, are back in Karachi, working for Sky Sports. They’ve been giving their memories of that famous Test win to Simon Mann.
As England continue their first Test tour of Pakistan, two of the coaching staff, Marcus Trescothick and Paul Collingwood, were playing the last time England toured here. They sat down with Simon Mann to give their memories of what happened both on and off the pitch, including facing Shoaib Akhtar, an explosion at Faisalabad, and staying up until 1am for Sports Personality of the Year
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