England are now 4/9 to win the Ashes series in Australia
make England their 6/4 favourites to win the third test and they are now 4/9 to win the Ashes. Alastair Cook is 1/4 to be England top series batsman and Hills offer 4/1 that he manages to score more than Don Bradman's 974 in an Ashes series. Hills are 1/9 that England retain the Ashes and Chris Tremlett is 4/9 to replace Broad for the third test with Shahzad 4/1, Bresnan 9/2 and Monty a 14/1 shot.
Things are so serious in the Australian Camp that Hills are offering 5/4 that Ricky Ponting does not captain Australia for the fifth test and 6/1 that Shane Warne comes out of retirement to play some part in the series.
Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams told Bettingpro:
"We have taken a hammering as patriotic punters have shown rare faith in an England side, the odds now suggest that England will keep the momentum going and will return with the Ashes in their suitcases."
Third Test: 6/4 England, 15/8 Draw, 2/1 Australia
Bowler To replace Broad For 3rd Test: 4/9 Tremlett, 4/1 Shahzad, 9/2 Bresnan, 14/1 Panesar
25/1 Pietersen Double Century In Third Test
William Hill Ashes Series: 4/9 England, 10/3 Drawn Series, 5/1 Australia
England Top Series Bat: 1/4 Cook, 5/1 Pietersen, 9/1 Trott, 28/1 Strauss, 33/1 Bell, 150/1 Collingwood
England Top Series Bowler: 8/13 Swann, 11/4 Anderson, 4/1 Finn, 20/1 Tremlett, 33/1 Bresnan, 66/1 Panesar
Will Australia Win A Test: 4/6 Yes, 11/10 No
Ponting To Captain Australia In The Final Test: 4/7 Yes, 5/4 No
Warne To Play Any Part In The Ashes Series: 1/12 No, 6/1 Yes