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Bookies relishing England victory – hosts now 1/4 for the series

| 26.07.2011

England are now 1/4 to win the India test series according to Ladbrokes.

The bookies relished the host’s victory having laid the draw consistently at top price from 6/4 upon announcement of the series through to 4/6 on the morning of the game and have come out in front thanks to several five figure bets on a stalement over the weekend.

It’s 11/10 England win the second test with the draw priced at 7/4. India are 3/1 to level the series at Trent Bridge. Sachin Tendulkar is also expected to hit the landmark century of centuries in the next test at 2/1 however it’s also now just 3/1 that he fails to reach the record on this tour (should he play four games).

England’s price to become the number one test team has also been slashed to 5/6 (from 3/1) meaning it’s now also 5/6 India remain at the top of the rankings.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Turnover was on a par with an Ashes test. We saw plenty of business for all three outcomes and our decision to lay the draw has paid off.”

he added: “Providing the weather doesn’t change we’re also expecting a result at Trent Bridge.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

England – 1/4
Draw – 9/2
India – 9/1

2nd Test
England – 11/10
Draw – 7/4
India – 3/1

England to be ranked No 1 at the end of the Test Series.
Yes – 5/6 (from 3/1)
No – 5/6 (from 2/9)

Where will Sachin Tendulkar score his 100th 100?
Trent Bridge, 2nd Test – 2/1
Edgbaston, 3rd Test – 7/2
Oval, 4th Test – 5/1
Riverside, 1st ODI – 12/1
Rose Bowl, 2nd ODI – 16/1
Oval, 3rd ODI – 20/1
Lord’s, 4th ODI – 25/1
SWALEC Stadium, 5th ODI – 33/1
Not on the England Tour – 3/1
(Must play at least 4 games)



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.