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Insight and analysis from the Test Match Special team - including interviews with top players and special features.

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Insight and analysis from the Test Match Special team - including interviews with top players and special features.

    Johannesburg Day 3: England close in on win (and Makhaya Ntini’s singing)

    Johannesburg Day 3: England close in on win (and Makhaya Ntini’s singing)

    We hear from Paul Collingwood and Sam Curran and we discuss about Jofra Archer with his good friend Tymal Mills and Michael Carberry.

    We also debate about the new metrics taking over in T20 cricket to work out how good a player is.

    • 41 min
    Johannesburg Day 2: Wood puts England in control

    Johannesburg Day 2: Wood puts England in control

    Jonathan Agnew and Vic Marks reflect on another good day for England.

    After Ben Stokes was fined by the ICC for his altercation with a fan yesterday, we’ll hear about players’ reaction to getting out: why Niall O’Brien returned to his locker with a broken loo seat? And whether Harry Potter really stole Tim Murtagh’s kit.

    And we also hear from the Barmy Army trumpeter Billy Cooper as he plays at his last Test match overseas.

    • 40 min
    Johannesburg Day 1: England fight back after a mini-collapse

    Johannesburg Day 1: England fight back after a mini-collapse

    Jonathan Agnew and Vic Marks discuss England fighting back after a mini-collapse in the first innings.

    Plus could Ben Stokes be in trouble for an altercation with a fan after he was dismissed?

    We hear from Zak Crawley, who top-scored with 66, and from Stuart Broad on his fond memories the last time he played at this ground.

    • 27 min
    The Hansie Cronje affair

    The Hansie Cronje affair

    Jonathan Agnew and Mark Chapman look back at how Cronje’s involvement in match fixing affected South Africa as well as the worldwide game.

    20 years ago South Africa captain Hansie Cronje offered England captain Nasser Hussain the chance to forfeit an innings per side to create a game of a rain-affected Test match at Centurion.

    It was much later that people found out that the motivation behind that was corruption: South Africa’s iconic captain had been receiving payment from bookmakers.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Tuffers and Vaughan: "Ollie Pope will end up at No 3"

    Tuffers and Vaughan: "Ollie Pope will end up at No 3"

    Tuffers & Vaughan are back together on the podcast alongside Mark Chapman to discuss England's emphatic victory in the third Test against South Africa - their biggest away win in more than nine years giving them a 2-1 lead with one match left in the series. The team discuss just how impressed they are with the future of the England's Test team and how well they're learning throughout the series. Michael gives us his thoughts on the future of Ollie Pope after recording his first Test hundred and where he'll end up in the batting order. Plus the team assess Joe Root's target to become the number one team in the world and just how big the problems are for South Africa at the moment.

    • 51 min
    Port Elizabeth Day 5: A huge win for England as they lead the series

    Port Elizabeth Day 5: A huge win for England as they lead the series

    We hear from Joe Root, Ollie Pope and coach Chris Silverwood as England have gone 2-1 up in the series with one Test still to play.

    Vic Marks joins Jonathan Agnew, plus Middlesex and former Ireland bowler Tim Murtagh will tell us who is around in county cricket who might be in line to replace Broad and Anderson when they retire.

    And with this being England’s 500th overseas match, we’ll reveal the result of a BBC poll to find England’s best ever away win.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

Vic-Colt ,

Laughter?

Annoying persistent laughter from the back of the comms box. Please stop, as you are not part of the relationship between the excellent commentators and the listener. Otherwise, good to hear Aggers again and fine contributions from Finn and Ramps.

Cafi44 ,

More laughter

Love the laughter, keep it coming

oscarni ,

Loving the laughter

Love the laughter from back of the commentary box. Makes you feel like they are one team, are just like us, and you the listener are being admitted inside.

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