25th Jul 2011 | Cricket
Draw Favourite At Lord’s
The bookmakers don’t think England will be able to take the nine wickets they need to win the first test at Lord’s.
The equations are simple, India need 378 runs to win, England need nine wickets. With the weather set fair there are 98 overs to be bowled on the final day at Lord’s.
Despite the host’s position of strength, the bookmakers rate the draw as the most likely outcome at 4/6. An England win is 7/5. Whilst a record run chase would give India and unlikely victory at odds of 28/1.