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Ashes 2013: Nasser Hussain Hit By Andrew Strauss Tennis Serve (VIDEO)

22/08/2013 13:30 BST | Updated 22/08/2013 13:34 BST

It may be raining at the Oval, but the Sky Sports cricketing gurus know how to entertain their audience during Ashes intervals, and during another of their nets masterclasses Andrew Strauss managed to wedge a tennis ball inside Nasser Hussain's helmet.

The former England captains were demonstrating how to avoid bouncers after Shane Watson received a nasty whack from a Stuart Broad delivery on Wednesday.

Batsmen's training to handle bouncers includes tennis balls being thrown at from close range, which tests their reflexes.

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Hussain reacts too slowly

Strauss, nicknamed PT (posh t**t) during his playing days, happens to be quite good at tennis, and with his second serve, wedged the tennis ball between Hussain's cap and grill.

"Like I said - keep your eye on the ball! Strauss gets payback for me running him out all those years ago," Hussain joked.

"What a great shame it wasn't one of these hard balls," remarked David Lloyd, back in the studio.