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How to get free live coverage of The Ashes 2013-2014 cricket: England vs Australia

The Ashes 2013-2014 live on your TV, Radio, Websites, Apps and Twitter

Ashes 2013-2014 live coverage

The Ashes 2013-2014 test cricket series continues as England head down-under to play Australia. Here's how to get live coverage of The Ashes on TV, radio and alternative methods. Updated on 21/11/13.

See also: How to watch Ashes cricket on an iPad or iPhone.

The second leg of the Ashes 2013-2014 cricket test series is underway in Australia as England become the tourists in Brisbane.

If you're a cricket fan then you probably want to keep up with all the many hours of cricket that will be played. Well here's our guide to keeping up with The Ashes 2013-2014 with live coverage.

The Ashes 2013 cricket live coverage

2103-2014 Ashes in Australia schedule

First Test

21–25 November - The Gabba, Brisbane

Second Test

5–9 December - Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Third Test

13–17 December - WACA Ground, Perth

Fourth Test

26–30 December - Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Fifth Test

3–7 January - Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

How to watch live coverage of The Ashes cricket on TV

For those of you in the UK, The Ashes can be watched live on Sky Sports 2 if you're willing to be up late at night. Highlights of the Australia test matches are being shown on Pick TV and 10pm - accessible on Sky channel 152, Freeview, Virgin Media and Freesat.

Sky Sports subscribers can also watch the all the action via Sky Go for no extra charge. Sky Go is compitble with Laptops/PCs, iPhones, iPads and selected Android devices.

Some coverage will be available on YouTube via The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) channel.

How to listen to live coverage of The Ashes cricket on the radio

If for whatever reason you can't watch The Ashes on TV or on YouTube, then you might want to listen to live coverage. Or do a combination of the both (listening is somewhat easier to do at work).

See also: BBC iPlayer Radio review.

You can listen to live radio coverage on 5 Live Sports Xtra and Radio 4 long wave through your TV, smartphone, tablet or an actual radio.

How to get live coverage of The Ashes cricket on websites, Aapps and Twitter

There are plenty of alternatives to TV and radio for getting live coverage of The Ashes.

You can simply head to the BBC Sport website to get live text coverage and the scorecard. ESPN Cricinfo website is full of tricks including ball-by-ball text commentary, a full scorecard, interactive graphs, and Hawk Eye. It also offers a desktop scorecard a handy Chrome plugin which alerts you whenever there is a wicket.

There is also a myriad of apps which will help you keep up with all the big hits and wickets. These include Sky Sports Live Cricket Score Centre the Official ESPNcricinfo App. 

A few recommendations from us for who to follow on Twitter during The Ashes are @aggerscricket, @tmsproducer @bumblecricket and @michaelvaughan.

Follow Chris Martin and @PCAdvisor on Twitter.

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