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Five memorable Ashes moments

As the Ashes get underway, we look at the most memorable moments in the long rivalry between England and Australia.

1. Andrew Flintoff embraces Brett Lee - Edgbaston 2005

After England's thrilling two-run victory, Andrew Flintoff could have been forgiven for rushing to celebrate with his team mates.

Instead Flintoff went over to congratulate as well as console Brett Lee after his heroic innings.

It was an iconic image of great sportsmanship which came to symbolise one of the all time great test matches.

Andrew Flintoff embraces Australian counterpart Brett Lee. Credit: Getty Images

2. England comeback - Headingley 1981

Sir Ian Botham's unbeaten 149 and Bob Willis' eight for 43 set the stage for England to overcome odds of 500-1 to pull off one of the greatest comebacks in Ashes history.

England went on to win the test 3-1 and retain the Ashes.

Ian Botham hitting out off Alderman on the final day of the third test against the Australia at Headingley. Credit: PA Wire

3. Shane Warne's 'ball of the century' - Old Trafford 1993

Shane Warne's heavily-spun leg break to dismiss Mike Gatting signalled the arrival of an Ashes legend.

Warne went on to become Australia's highest ever wicket taker with 708 test wickets, before retiring in 2007.

Shane Warne's Ashes debut will be remembered for the 'ball of the century' Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Archive

4. Ashes streaker - Lords 1975

The fourth day's play in the 1975 Ashes was disrupted when Merchant Navy cook Michael Angelow became Britain's first sporting streaker. Angelow removed his clothes and dashed across the playing area - jumping over the wickets in the process.

He was eventually led away by police and subsequently fined £20, but he was credited with livening up a slow day's cricket.

Michael Angelow, the first streaker to intrude upon the field of play at Lord's, hurdles the stumps at the striker's end Credit: Barratts/EMPICS Sport

5. The Cardiff miracle - Cardiff 2009

England's draw with Australia in the opening match of the Ashes will be remembered for the heroics of Jimmy Anderson and Monty Panesar who survived 69 balls to save the test.

Jimmy Anderson and Monty Panesar walk off the field unbeaten to help England to a draw against Australia. Credit: PA Wire

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