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Most memorable Ashes Test

ESPN staff
July 10, 2013

To coincide with the 2013 Investec Ashes series, we are asking you to vote on our shortlist of classic Ashes moments that have taken place in England since 1981. You can watch each episode of our series and then vote for your winner.

Part 1 - most memorable Test

We have chosen the following shortlist from the great Ashes contests in England over the past 30 years.

Headingley 1981
England win as 500-1 outsiders thanks to Ian Botham's explosive hitting and the ferocious fast bowling of Bob Willis

Headingley 1989
Steve Waugh's finest Ashes knock, plus a century for Mark Taylor, gave Australia 601 for 7 in the first innings and an advantage they never relinquished

Old Trafford 1993
The Ball of the Century. Need we say more? Well, there was also a hundred for Ian Healy and a handled-the-ball dismissal

Edgbaston 2005
The Greatest Test? A nerve-wracking finish fuelled by a memorable Australian last-wicket partnership from Brett Lee and Michael Kasprowicz

Trent Bridge 2005
Another from the 2005 vintage. Andrew Flintoff's rumbustious hundred set up England for a victory that was ultimately far tighter than they had ever imagined

Relive these great Tests above, select your favourite using our poll and then let us know your thoughts below.

Coming soon... most memorable moment

Part 1 - Most Memorable Test
Headingley 19810%
Headingley 19890%
Old Trafford 19930%
Edgbaston 20050%
Trent Bridge 20050%


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