Monday 29 November 2010 

Cricket Betting: Ashes Series On A Knife Edge

Cricket Betting: Ashes Series On A Knife Edge
Cricket Betting: Ashes Series On A Knife Edge
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After the rollercoaster first Ashes Test at the Gabba Paddy Power can’t separate England and Australia. Both Sides are now 11/8 to win the series with England being cut from 7/4 and Australia lengthening from the odds on 5/6 pre-series favourite.

Two players have certainly made their mark on the series with Alistair Cook’s impressive second innings taking him from the 11/2 fourth favourite as top England runscorer to the odds on 1/2 favourite. Likewise Siddle’s hat-tick has sent him on his way to be the Aussies best wicket taker and he is now 10/11 from 11/2. Cook is also joint favourite with Captain Andrew Strauss at 7/2 to lead the England scoring in the 1st innings.

As we get ready for the next installment in the Ashes drama, Paddy Power again has nothing between the sides and offer 9/4 for both teams to win the 2nd Test and 11/10 for another draw as the most likely outcome.

Roberto Coladangelo, cricket betting spokesman for Paddy Power said; “After the emotional ups and downs of the first test we can all take a deep breath and get ready for it all again later this week. Siddle’s hat-trick and a bit of luck put the Aussies in the driving seat after day three but England’s second innings showed huge character and makes calling both the next test and the series virtually impossible. With twists and turns in nearly every session one thing is for sure there will not be much sleep this series for England fans!”

Series Betting

11/8     Australia (from 5/6)
7/2       Draw
11/8     England (from 7/4)

Series Correct Score

20/1     Australia 1-0
12/1     Australia 2-0
11/2     Australia 2-1
14/1     Australia 3-0
9/1       Australia 3-1
25/1     Australia 4-0
50/1     Draw 0-0
7/1       Draw 1-1
8/1       Draw 2-2
18/1     England 1-0
12/1     England 2-0
11/2     England 2-1
14/1     England 3-0
12/1     England 3-1
28/1     England 4-0