Wednesday 18 July 2007 

Spin Master - Monty The Man As Money Piles On For Draw

Monty Panesar is 4/1 to trap India legend Sachin Tendulkar LBW in the first npower Test at Lord's.

The Northants twirler rapped the Little Master on the pads at Nagpur in 2006 to claim his test scalp.

Ladbrokes make him 5/4 to take more wickets in the match than his more experienced counterpart Anil Kumble.

Kevin Pietersen is 4/1 to thump more sixes than fellow big hitter Mahendra Dhoni.

But fellow glove man Matthew Prior is odds on at 8/13 to get the better of him with the bat over the course of the game.

The Magic Sign shortened up the draw in the first game of the series last night after punters tried to take advantage of the weather.

A stalemate after the five days is now 4/7 from 4/6 with the home side drifting from 2/1 to 12/5.

Spokesman Robin Hutchison said: "The draw is a five figure loser before a ball has been bowled and we're desperate to keep it on side."

LATEST BETTING

Monty Panesar to get Sachin Tendulkar out LBW in either innings? 4/1

Who will take more wickets in the match?

Anil Kumble 11/10
Monty Panesar 5/4
Tie 4/1

Top England Runscorer

Kevin Pietersen 3/1
Alistair Cook 9/2
Andrew Strauss 5/1
Ian Bell 5/1
Michael Vaughan 5/1
Paul Collingwood 5/1
Matthew Prior 10/1
Matthew Hoggard 100/1
Ryan Sidebottom 100/1
Stuart Broad 100/1
James Anderson 200/1
Monty Panesar 200/1

Top India Runscorer

Rahul Dravid 3/1
Sachin Tendulkar 4/1
Sourav Ganguly 5/1
VVS Laxman 5/1
Wasim Jaffer 5/1
Dinesh Kartik 6/1
Guatam Gambhir 6/1
Yuvraj Singh 6/1
Mohendra Dhoni 9/1
Ramesh Powar 50/1
Anil Kumble 66/1
Ranadeb Bose 100/1
Rudra Pratap Singh 100/1
Shanathakumaran Sreesanth 100/1
Zahir Khan 100/1

Which wicket-keeper will score more runs in the match?

Matthew Prior 8/13
Mahendra Dhoni 6/5

Who will hit more sixes in the match?

England 9/4
India 9/4
Tie Evs

Who will hit the most sixes in the match?

Kevin Pietersen 4/1
Mahendra Dhoni 5/1
Tie 1/3

Number of centuries scored by an England player in the First Test?

None 5/2
One 9/4
Two 9/4
Three 9/2
Four 12/1
Five or more 25/1

Number of centuries scored by an Indian player in the First Test ?

None 6/4
One 7/4
Two 11/4
Three 8/1
Four 20/1
Five or more 50/1