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Last Updated: Thursday, 23 March 2006, 12:16 GMT
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The Six team is "mortified" about transmitting the wrong tape
Large numbers of people phoned the BBC on the day of England's test win in India to point out that the Six O'Clock News had just broadcast the previous day's report.

Presenter George Alagiah smiled as he reported that England's cricketers had pulled off a stunning victory in the third and final test in India - they had bowled out the home side's batsmen for just 100 runs, winning the game and levelling the series.

But Kevin Gearey's report began: "This was a day when it felt that cricket had gone into slow motion as England sought to grind out a lead big enough to give them a chance of victory."

When the error was realised, the Six broadcast an apology at the end of the bulletin.

Daytime news editor Amanda Farnsworth says:

Mortified - that's how we all felt on the Six when the wrong cricket report was played on last night's programme. We had all cheered out loud in the newsroom that morning as England won a famous victory, you can imagine how we felt after the programme.

It was a simple technical error - an instruction to our computer server which plays out our reports had one incorrect number in it. This wasn't noticed in the rush of an incredibly busy day with the budget being announced. It's never happened before to me and I sincerely hope it never happens again.

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