A William Hill online client from Tokyo in Japan has staked £5000 on England to beat Pakistan in the final Test match: 'It is fair to say that we don't see too many cricket bets being staked by Japanese customers - but this gentleman is certainly demonstrating more faith in the England team than any English-based client has done- if they win they will certainly be big in Japan!' said Hill's cricket betting spokesman Graham Sharpe.
The major gamble on the game on the eve of the match has been for the draw, which Hills had to cut twice, from 11/4 to 9/4 and then to 2/1. 'Punters are betting that Lord's is in for typical Bank Holiday weather, and the draw is now the result we most fear' added Sharpe. Hills make England 4/5 favourites to win the Test, with the draw 2/1 and Pakistan 4/1.
Cricket Betting Odds
**William Hill have opened a market on which day the final Test will finish.
The game is 1/2 to go the distance and finish on the fifth day and 6/4 to finish on day 4.
Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Strauss are the 7/2 joint favourites to be England’s top batsman, while Alastair Cook and Jonathon Trott are the 4/1 joint third favourites.
**England Top Batsman: 7/2 Andrew Strauss; 7/2 Andrew Strauss; 4/1 Jonathon Trott; 4/1 Alastair Cook; 6/1 Paul Collingwood; 7/1 Eoin Morgan; 10/1 Matt Prior; 33/1 BAR
**Pakistan Top Batsman: 3/1 Mohammed Yousuf; 4/1 Salman Butt; 9/2 Imran Farhat; 11/2 Yasir Hameed; 11/2 Umar Akmal; 6/1 Azhar Ali; 8/1 Umar Amin; 12/1 Kamran Akmal; 33/1 BAR
**Man Of The Match: 10/1 James Anderson; 10/1 Andrew Strauss; 10/1 Graeme Swann; 12/1 Kevin Pietersen; 12/1 Jonathon Trott; 12/1 Mohammed Yousuff; 12/1 Mohammed Aamer; 14/1 Mahammed Asif; 14/1 Alastair Cook; 16/1 Stuart Broad; 16/1 Steven Finn; 16/1 Saeed Ajmal; 20/1 BAR
What Day Will The Test Finish?- 500/1 Day 1; 100/1 Day 2; 12/1 Day 3; 6/4 Day 4; 1/2 Day 5