Saturday, 18 July 2009
: A starring hand from England captain Andrew Strauss and some wayward Australian bowling has provided Betfair punters with extraordinary value on day one the second Ashes test at Lords.
Starting the day at better than $5 to claim first blood in the Ashes series, England dominated the Australian attack to reach 1-222, at which point they were backed at a low price of $3.50 in Betfair's dynamic in-play market.
At that same point, the draw firmed to a low of $1.46 while Australia, rated a $2.98 chance of winning at the toss, had drifted to $18.
The visitors managed to collect four, quick wickets in the final session to send their price of victory crashing to $5, the same price as England.
CURRENT BETFAIR MARKET HEADING INTO DAY TWO AT LORDS
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Betfair is the Official Betting Partner of the 2009 npower Ashes Series.