Wednesday 20 July 2011 

Cricket Betting: Draw Heavily Backed

Cricket Betting: Draw Heavily Backed
Cricket Betting: Draw Heavily Backed
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The draw is a best priced even money with Ladbrokes in the upcoming 1st Test between England and India.

The bookies then go 2/1 England with India the 10/3 outsiders. The series betting is tighter and hosts England currently trade as 6/5 favourites. India are 2/1 chances from the draw at 5/2.

Sachin Tendulkar can make history by registering his century of centuries and despite being 2/1 to do so at Lords the bookies are keen to take him on going an industry-best 4/1 he's the top India runscorer in the 1st test.
It's 5/1 he hits the record  at Edgbaston and 5/1(from 7/1) he fails to reach the target despite playing four matches.

Finally, since this is the 2000th test the firm have priced up a series of 2000/1 specials including the top five England batsmen to make centuries and a 2000 or more runs to be scored in the match.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: "We're best price about the draw and happy to lay it as we feel conditions will suit the bowlers. We're also taking on man of the moment Tendulkar and if he gets his ton up on the way to a monster run haul we'll be on the back foot early."

Ladbrokes latest betting

England v India
1st Test

England - 2/1
India - 10/3
Draw - Evens

Series

England - 6/5
India - 2/1
Draw - 5/2

Correct score

England 4-0 - 33/1
England 3-0 - 12/1
England 3-1 - 16/1
England 2-0 - 7/1
England 2-1 - 5/1
England 1-0 - 10/1
India 4-0 - 66/1    
India 3-0 - 20/1    
India 3-1 - 20/1    
India 2-0 - 10/1    
India 2-1 - 6/1      
India 1-0 - 12/1    
Draw 0-0 - 20/1    
Draw 1-1 - 9/2      
Draw 2-2  - 14/1   
 
To be number one ranked Test side after series

India - 2/9
England - 3/1

Top India 1st Innings runscorer

Sachin Tendulkar - 4/1*
*Avaliable from 8am 20th of July

Where will Tendulkar get his 100th 100

Must play at least 4 games for bets to count.
Lord's, 1st Test - 2/1
Trent Bridge, 2nd Test - 7/2
Edgbaston, 3rd Test - 5/1
Oval, 4th Test - 7/1
Riverside, 1st ODI - 12/1
Rose Bowl, 2nd ODI - 16/1
Oval, 3rd ODI - 25/1
Lord's, 4th ODI - 33/1
SWALEC Stadium, 5th ODI - 50/1
Not on the England Tour - 5/1

2000th Test specials

Top 5 England batsmen to score 100 in the 1st Innings - 2000/1
Top 5 Indian batsmen to score 100 in the 1st Innings - 2000/1
400 to scored in an innings by any player and any player to take a hat trick in the match - 2000/1
Any player to take 19 wickets in the match - 2000/1
2000 or more runs to be scored in the match - 2000/1