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What has been the greatest moment of the 2013 Ashes series?

Last Updated: 25/08/13 at 19:45 Post Comment

The Sky Sports experts, including Michael Holding and Sir Ian Botham, offered their opinions ahead of the fifth day of the fifth Test at The Oval and you can hear their selections by hitting play on the video above.

Read below, though, to check out a couple of our favourite pundit picks and don't forget to let us know what you consider to be the best bit of the Ashes summer by filling in the feedback form below...

Rogers' magic innings

MIKE ATHERTON SAYS: My moment was the maiden Test match hundred for Chris Rogers, which came in the fourth Test at Durham.

This was a guy who had made his debut a few years before but had been ignored or forgotten since and thought this great moment in Test cricket may never come.

You could see what this century meant to him after his village-green dismissal to a waist-high full toss to Graeme Swann at Lord's!

Clarke stands firm

SHANE WARNE SAYS: Ian Bell, the Sherminator, has come good and been outstanding and Ryan Harris has been the pick of all the bowlers, running in all day and being fantastic.

But the memory that stands out for me was the Michael Clarke hundred at Old Trafford. England bowled short at him and he was under pressure but he played beautifully.

Brilliant Broad

NASSER HUSSAIN SAYS: Board's second innings bowling at Durham is my moment; the atmosphere on that afternoon was fantastic and Australia were winning the game - until Broad came on.

When he bowls like that he is absolutely unstoppable. The crowd got behind him and he blew Australia away. The Ashes were won and Australia were beaten.

Knocking out Nass!

ANDREW STRAUSS SAYS: There has been some incredible cricket in the middle this summer.

However, my highlight, without doubt, has to be hitting Nasser in the grill with a tennis ball.

I have waited so long to get my own back on him for running me out on Test debut!

For more reflection on the 2013 Ashes, download the Cricket Writers on TV podcast here.

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