SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 06: Usman Khawaja of Australia celebrates his century during day two of the Fourth Test Match in the Ashes series between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 06, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The 2021/22 Ashes series has come and gone, with Australia retaining the Urn with utter dominance to the tune of four wins to England's nil.

Across the course of the five Test matches, both team and individual stories were scripted, with highlights arising in the most enthralling fashion.

Whether it be runs with the bat, a stunning bowling attack, or the emotional background that is tied to those that competed this summer, the Ashes provided plenty of moments to be cherished forever.

With this in mind, we take a look at the top 10 highlights of the Ashes series from this summer.


10. Michael Neser's first Test wicket

Michael Neser's Ashes summer was short-lived, however his debut was a memorable moment as the South Africa-born fast bowler became an instant fan favourite under the Adelaide Oval lights.

Having gained the call-up into Justin langer's XI due to the absences of incumbents Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood, Neser was looking to take his chance on the international stage at the age of 31.

The Queensland representative was brought into the attack early into England's first innings of the day-night Test, with the tourists already having their backs to the wall.

It took Neser just two balls to claim his maiden Test wicket for Australia, claiming the scalp of English opener Haseeb Hameed, who shovelled his shot to mid-wicket, with Mitch Starc doing the rest.

The wicket of Hameed was Neser's only for the first innings, before claiming a second in trapping Dawid Malan LBW in the second.