Monday 3 September 2007 

India On The Comeback Trail?

England have drifted to 1/3 from 1/12 to win the NatWest Series after losing to India at Headingley, Ladbrokes said last night (Sun).

Paul Collingwood's side are now 3-2 up with two games to play after the 38 runs defeat under the Duckworth Lewis method.

Ladbrokes have cut India from 6/1 to 9/4 and are beginning to become concerned about the outcome of the seven match series.

Spokesman Robin Hutchison said: "We laid a £100,000 bet at 8/15 on India in play and got our fingers burned.

"We're now praying for an England series win as the Bollywood script currently being penned won't be good news for the bookies."

The Harrow-based firm go 5/6 about both teams for the Sixth One Day International at the Oval on Wednesday.