Wednesday 15 December 2010 

Cricket Betting: England Backed To Win Third Test

Cricket Betting: England Backed To Win Third Test
Cricket Betting: England Backed To Win Third Test
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England have been backed heavily by Ladbrokes customers on the eve of the third Ashes Test and are currently 11/8 to triumph.They are now just 2/5 to win the Ashes.

A much-changed Australian side are 7/4 to win and also currently trade at 5/1 to come from behind to win the series.

It’s 7/2 that the series ends in a draw, which would be enough for England to retain the urn, hence the price of 1/9 that it comes home safely.

After a polished bowling performance in the last test, Graeme Swann is 8/1 to be the man of the match. He is also 8/1 to win this Sunday’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Patriotic punters think that the end is in sight. A win here guarantees the return of the Ashes which would have been enough before the series but now both punters and players alike smell blood.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

3rd Test

Australia – 7/4
England – 11/8
Draw – 5/1

Series winner

Australia  5/1
England  2/5
Draw  7/2

England to retain the Ashes

Yes  1/9  
No  5/1

Man of the match

Australia vs England - 3rd Test

G Swann  8/1
K Pietersen  10/1    
R Ponting  10/1  
S Watson  12/1
A Cook  12/1  
J Anderson  12/1
A Strauss  12/1
J Trott  14/1
M Hussey  16/1
B Hilfenhaus  16/1