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The Ashes

Sky Sports continues its build-up to this winter's Ashes series with a look back at four of the best catches the 2010/11 tour. Watch and vote for your favourite from the options and video highlights below...

Paul Collingwood takes a stunning diving catch to dismiss Ricky Ponting in Perth

Steven Finn celebrates one of his six wickets at the Gabba in 2010-11

The old adage 'catches win matches' certainly applies in Australia, where fielders are often made to wait for hours under the baking sun before a chance to remove a set batsman.

There were a number of spectacular fielding efforts the last time England toured Down Under, and we have selected our favourite four ahead of this winter's series.

Steven Finn set the standard with a fantastic return catch in Brisbane, while Paul Collingwood and Mike Hussey produced acrobatic efforts at the WACA before Graeme Swann's sharp grab at slip in Melbourne.

Relive those four catches from the 2010-11 Ashes series here and vote for your favourite.

Steven Finn - Brisbane

A spectacular catch is always special, a spectacular catch off your own bowling, even more so! During a topsy-turvy first Test at the Gabba, England pace bowler Steven Finn showed freakish agility to take a return catch in Australia's first-innings to dismiss Simon Katich. Finn belied his 6ft, 7inch frame to bend down on his follow-through and scoop a low return catch off the top of the ground. Finn's first Ashes wicket gave England a glimmer of hope of forcing a first-innings lead, hope which was later extinguished courtesy of Mike Hussey's brilliant 195 and Brad Haddin's 136.

Mike Hussey - Perth

Widely-regarded as one of the best gully fielders around, Hussey lived up to that billing with an athletic diving effort to dismiss Matt Prior in the third Test at the WACA. With England spiralling towards a heavy defeat in Western Australia, Hussey put Australia closer to victory with a tumbling catch to remove Prior in England's second innings. Pushing away from his body to a short of a length Ryan Harris delivery, Prior could only splice towards the gully region, where Hussey pounced to reduce England to 114-8 chasing 391.

Paul Collingwood - Perth

Renowned for breathtaking catches, Collingwood produced another stunner at Perth to prolong Ricky Ponting's miserable run of form. Collingwood, who himself struggled for runs during the series, flung himself high to his right to take a spectacular catch at third slip off the bowling of James Anderson. The diving effort evoked memories of Collingwood's catch to dismiss Matthew Hayden in Bristol back in 2005. The Durham captain will always be remembered as one of England's greatest fielders.

Graeme Swann - Melbourne

Australia captain Ponting was on the receiving end of another sharp slip catch in Melbourne as Graeme Swann clung on to a sharp chance away to his left to reduce Australia to 37-3 in what turned out to be a calamitous first innings. The impressive Chris Tremlett made Ponting his second of four first-innings victims as Australia were eventually bundled out for 98, their lowest-ever Boxing Day Test total.

What was the best catch of the 2010/11 Ashes tour?

  • Steven Finn - Brisbane
  • Mike Hussey - Perth
  • Paul Collingwood - Perth
  • Graeme Swann - Melbourne