Sunday 14 July 2013 

Cricket Betting: First Ashes Test Breaks Records

England were at 10/11 when betting was suspended as the final catch was reviewed
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Ladbrokes have revealed that the first Ashes Test broke betting records with more than £800 per minute staked on in-play markets.

They fielded over £1 million of bets during the match but the real drama came on the final day as England clinched a 14-run win after lunch.

England had drifted from 1/100 to 10/11 just before betting was suspended as the game ended with Brad Haddin edging to Matthew Prior.

Alex Donohue, cricket betting expert at Ladbrokes said: "The incredible climax to the Test saw record numbers of bets struck. We were bowled over with the relentless support for England in-play and those who never gave up have been duly rewarded."

He added: "We were seconds away from an incredible result both in-play and outright but we'll take it on the chin if turnover is like this for the remainder of the series."

Ladbrokes have reacted by cutting England to 1/7 for the series with Australia 9/1 to come from behind and win.

Meanwhile, England are 10/11 to win at Lord's, Australia are 7/2 and the draw is 2/1.

Ladbrokes latest betting

Ashes winner

England 1/7
Australia 9/1
Draw 8/1

Second Test

England 10/11
Australia 7/2
Draw 2/1

Who will play in the second Test

Bresnan 4/5
Finn 5/4
Onions 10/1