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14 Nov 2018

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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    Curran’s fightback, consolation bananas, and beer on the pitch

    Jonathan Agnew and Michael Vaughan look back on a thrilling day’s Test cricket as half centuries from Jos Buttler and Sam Curran give England the upper hand over Sri Lanka. Curran tells us what it’s like scoring more Test sixes than Alastair Cook, we get your cricketing ‘Sliding Doors’ moments, as well as hearing from fans in Kandy who have had to move hotels due to a booking crisis. And given it’s Harold Larwood’s birthday, we’ve dug an interview out of the archives, in which he explains how he got beer brought out onto the field at drinks breaks.

  • Posted on 14 Nov 2018

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    England beat the rain and Bangladesh

    Former England captain Charlotte Edwards joins Henry Moeran to review England’s first win of the Women’s World Twenty20, beating Bangladesh by seven wickets via DLS Method. We’ll hear from England’s Kirstie Gordon after a successful debut in which she took three wickets, and Test Match Special commentator Charles Dagnall joins from Guyana to preview the action from Group B.

  • Posted on 13 Nov 2018

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    Tuffers & Vaughan: 'Foakes a natural on the Test match stage'

    Have England found their wicketkeeper for the next five years? Michael Vaughan and Phil Tufnell praise Ben Foakes after his impressive Test debut in Sri Lanka. They also look ahead to England's second Test in Kandy and ask whether the Aussies can live up to their new buzz phrase of "elite honesty".

  • Posted on 13 Nov 2018

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    A win overseas and wicket-taking number 3s

    Jonathan Agnew and Michael Vaughan ask if England now have a blueprint for consistent Test performances after a first ever win in Galle. We also bid farewell to the retiring Rengana Herath, and hear from Ben Foakes and Joe Root. And Charlotte Edwards joins us from St.Lucia to preview the World T20 with England having suffered a significant injury blow with the loss of Katherine Brunt.

  • Posted on 09 Nov 2018

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    Jennings in a fishbowl, Foakes' folks, and fielding apps

    Jonathan Agnew and Vic Marks look back on a day where England established their dominance in Galle thanks to a century from Keaton Jennings, who tells us that he feels like he’s been in a fishbowl recently. Former England fielding coach Chris Taylor tells us where you need to hide the worst fielders in your team, Ben Foakes’ mother explains why she regrets having her phone on silent, and Graeme Swann compares dancing teachers to Duncan Fletcher.

  • Posted on 08 Nov 2018

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