Australia Cut To Odds Of 4/9 To Win 1st Test Of Ashes Series
A superb performance from Peter Siddle including a hat trick in a five wicket haul has left Australia well on top in the 1st Test in Brisbane .
Siddle enjoyed his 26th birthday to the full as England despite winning the toss never recovered from Captain Andrew Strauss being out for a duck .
Bookmaker Bet365 based in Stoke On Trent were celebrating as spokesman Steve Freeth explained :
It’s unpatriotic but the lack of money for Ponting’s men means that we’re shouting for the Aussies,it’s been one-way traffic on the series betting front and we’ve already got England for just under a £1m before a ball is bowled.”
England now face a big fight to stay in this Test and online bookmaker 888Sport offer odds of 11/2 the draw whilst England can be backed at 5/1 with Betfred to still recover and win the opening Test .
By far the most likely outcome now sadly is an Australian victory at the Gabba which is best odds at Irish bookie Boylesports at odds of 4/9 .
Play resumes at midnight and is live on Sky Sports 1 .