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Ball of the Century

UPDATED 09 July, 2013 3:30PM AEST | by Cricket Australia 5

Cricket Australia (CA) has unveiled its new digital video series today ‘The Rivalry That Unites Aus’ to promote the back-to-back Ashes series this year. #uniteAus

The series on features 13 famous Ashes moments from 1972 til 2010, highlighting the intense competition of sport’s oldest international rivalry.

The first episode focusses on Shane Warne’s Ball of the Century at Old Trafford in 1993. Warne admits he sees the delivery that dismissed Mike Gatting on that day as a fluke.

"The whole 'Gatting ball' thing, I suppose everyone says it's the Ball of the Century, which is a pretty proud sort of thing. It's pretty cool and sort of makes me feel humble about how lucky I was to be in that thing and how lucky it was to happen. He could have easily missed it or nicked it," Warne told
"I never did it again. It just shows you it really was a fluke, and it was meant to be."

The 13 famous Ashes moments feature in-depth interviews with 18 past and present Ashes legends including Shane Warne, Allan Border, Steve Waugh, Ian Botham, Ricky Ponting, Andrew Flintoff and Adam Gilchrist.

The second episode features Ian Botham talking about resurrecting England in the third Test at Headingley in 1981 and will be shown from 20 July.

Nothing unites Australians more than the Ashes, and for the first time since 1975 the historic battle will be fought across back-to-back series in England and Australia.

Fans are encouraged to follow #uniteAus and #ReturnTheUrn on social media to show their support for the Australian Cricket Team and share their memories of the Ashes.

The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Cricket Australia

First Posted 09 July, 2013 11:38AM AEST

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