by Beejay on December 02, 2010
Despite losing just eleven wickets and attaining a first-innings lead of more than two hundred runs, Australia is this week at its longest price ever for a home Test since Betfair began offering markets on cricket ten years ago.
The second Test in Adelaide will in fact be just the fifth time in five years that Betfair punters have enjoyed black figures ($2 or better) on the Aussies at home.
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“It may be a sad day for Test cricket in Australia when the draw is clearly considered the most likely result, but a great day for Aussie supporters who have simply not seen odds this good in recent memory,” Betfair spokesman, Jake Norton, said.
“That said, Betfair punters have a history of being the most accurate global barometer for sporting contests, which may not bode well for a result. The draw has accounted for two-thirds of bets on the second Test.”
In further foreboding news for Australia, England is now favoured to retain the Ashes for the first time since 1986-87 at $2.50. Australia is $2.54 to emulate their 2006-07 effort in regaining the urn.
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