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28/05/2012 10:24 BST

England's Greatest Ashes Moments (VIDEO)

The Ashes will soon come around next year as England bid to win their third successive series against Australia.

Defending the urn on home soil, England haven't been beaten on their own patch since the 2001 series, when they were comprehensively defeated 3-1 by the all-conquering Aussie side of Waugh, Hayden, McGrath, Warne et al.

To kill the wait until summer 2013, here are just a few of the greatest moments in one of sporting rivalries richest histories.

DOUGLAS JARDINE'S BODYLINE BOWLING (1932-33)

DON BRADMAN'S FINAL INNINGS, THE OVAL (1948)

IAN BOTHAM'S 149 NOT OUT, HEADINGLEY (1981)

SHANE WARNE'S "BALL OF THE CENTURY", OLD TRAFFORD (1993)

STEVE WAUGH'S FINAL ASHES TON, SYDNEY (2003)

HARMISON AND JONES DENY KASPROWICZ, EDGBASTON (2005)

AUSSIES' ADELAIDE RUN CHASE (2006)