It's one of the great Ashes romances!

It begins as just another day on the Gabba pool deck Getty Images

It could go down as one of the most romantic moments in Ashes history.

It is certainly a contender for the most Australian act of the year.

A marriage proposal, in a swimming pool, at an Ashes Test, while throwing down the Amber Nectar and wearing face paint daubed in Australian green and gold.

Not forgetting what the Australians like to call a pair of matching green-and-gold "budgie smugglers".

Michael Langridge was watching the cricket from the pool deck at the Gabba with his girlfriend Tori Roebuck when he got down on one knee and popped the question.

Fortunately, for Michael, Tori said "yes" and excitement quickly spread from poolside around the Gabba and worldwide on social media.

The pool deck at the Gabba has become one of the most popular places to watch cricket since it was introduced last year.

Emotions haven't run so high since the Hon. Ivo Bligh fell for Florence Morphy in 1882 as the legend of the Ashes was born.

Not that Ivo Bligh would have countenanced the idea of a marriage proposal in a skimpy pair of swimming trunks before a full house at the Gabba.