Test Match SpecialAuthor: BBC Radio 5 live
18 Feb 2019

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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    Caribbean consolation for England in St Lucia

    As England win the final Test in St Lucia, but lose the series 2-1 to the West Indies, Jonathan Agnew and Sir Alastair Cook review where it went right, and where it wrong for Joe Root's side. Broadcaster Fazeer Mohammed gives us the Caribbean perspective on whether this win marks the beginning of a West Indian revival. We look back on the last time England lost in the Caribbean before an Ashes series, back in 2009. And Sir Alastair chooses his favourite new arrangement of TMS theme tune Soul Limbo.

  • Posted on 13 Feb 2019

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    Root on fire, Denly heats up and the Chef grilled

    Jonathan Agnew, Sir Alastair Cook and Michael Vaughan review the third day's play in St Lucia, as England tighten their grip on the final Test. Joe Root returns to form with a century and explains why it's a bittersweet moment. Fresh from his maiden half-century, Joe Denly tells us about his hopes of establishing himself as a Test regular. And Sir Alastair faces a grilling at the hands of the Cricket Social listeners.

  • Posted on 12 Feb 2019

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    The best day of my Test career - Wood

    Jonathan Agnew and Sir Alastair Cook round-up a busy second day of the final Test in St Lucia, as Mark Wood took five wickets on his return to the side. The Ashington paceman tells us he feels like a proper Test player after his display. Former West Indies head coach Stuart Law explains how Shannon Gabriel is causing particular concern for Joe Root. And with several England batsmen continuing to struggle, Sir Alastair describes how he tried to snap out of bad form.

  • Posted on 11 Feb 2019

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    Stubborn Stokes, patient Buttler and busted Keaton

    Jonathan Agnew and Sir Alastair Cook review the opening day of the final Test in St Lucia, where Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler demonstrated some much needed fight as England closed on 231-4. Hear from Stokes, who discusses his bizarre reprieve after being given out off a no-ball. West Indies' suspended captain Jason Holder talks about slow over-rates and the revival of West Indian fortunes. And Sir Alastair provides an insight into the mind of opening batsmen.

  • Posted on 10 Feb 2019

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    Cook: England selection has more clarity

    Sir Alastair Cook and Jonathan Agnew have arrived in Saint Lucia via the hairdresser, ahead of England’s third Test against the West Indies. We hear from Joe Root, Mark Wood and Kraigg Brathwaite on England’s team, lengthened runups, and over-rates. Plus Sir Alastair and Mark Wood give us their thoughts on whether Ottis Gibson might be the next England head coach.

  • Posted on 08 Feb 2019

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