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5 Live and TMS revisit 2019 Ashes Test at Headingley for a dose of pure cricket joy

England's Ben Stokes and Jack Leech celebrate winning the test
England's Ben Stokes and Jack Leech celebrate winning the test
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One of the most astonishing Test match finishes in cricket history will be replayed on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and BBC Sounds starting today (Wednesday) at 1025 BST.

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 BBC Sport and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra are replaying Test Match Special’s day by day coverage of the iconic 2019 Ashes test at Headingley.

Starting today and running through until Saturday, 5 Live is going back in time to revisit those carefree days of summer 2019.  Thursday and Friday will begin at 1030 BST, and the epic final day will start at 1230 BST.

England were one nil down to Australia in the series and needed to avoid defeat in the third Test to keep the Ashes alive, then up stepped Ben Stokes. The rest is the stuff of dreams - and cricket history.

On Saturday – Day Four and the final day - the BBC Sport website will host a special live text commentary and will be asking for listeners’ memories of what they were doing on that glorious day in the sun last August.

Fans of the Tailenders podcast on BBC Sounds will also be able to score the final day with a special scorecard devised by TMS statistician Andy Zaltzman which can be downloaded via the BBC Sport website. 

And as if that wasn’t enough, at the end of play on Saturday Tailenders' resident 'cricket legend' Mattchin Tendulkar will be taking over bowler Jimmy Anderson’s Instagram account in a special live interactive cricket quiz.

Ben Gallop, head of radio and digital for BBC Sport, says: “Test Match Special is one of the BBC’s best loved brands, and we know how much it means to cricket fans. We hope that reliving that incredible Ashes match will bring back some great memories of a special sporting moment last summer.”