The Ashes Down Under

With England having already retained the Ashes, the series draws to a conclusion with the final Test - and you can catch all the action on digital BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra is hosting ball-by-ball commentary of all five Tests running through to 7th January 2011. After the Ashes you can also hear commentary of England's International Twenty20 and One Day International matches in a hugely busy winter tour.

England are hoping to return home from down under with the Ashes for the first time since 1986/87.

The Test Match Special commentary team includes regulars Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott who will also present the daily Close Of Play podcast (downloadable from the 5 Live website after the close of play).

England's 2005 Ashes-winning captain Michael Vaughan will be part of the commentary team alongside Christopher Martin Jenkins, Simon Mann, Jim Maxwell and Vic Marks with contributions from "the analyst" Simon Hughes.

Former Australian opener Michael Slater joins the TMS team for the first time for the tests in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney with ex-Aussie captain Ian Chappell completing the team in Adelaide and Melbourne.

For those who cannot stay up to catch all the action live you'll be able to hear all the highlights plus a comprehensive review on Radio 5 live sports extra shortly after each day's play.

Following the Ashes, Test Match Special will also have ball-by-ball commentary of England's one day series with the commentary team including Simon Mann, Jim Maxwell and Michael Vaughan with updates on Radio 5 live with Alison Mitchell.

04.01.2011 | Stations

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