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Punters torn as second Ashes Test goes in to final day

Punters torn as second Ashes Test goes in to final day

Australia are the clear favourites with bookies but Oddschecker users still believe!

England closed day four on 176-4 chasing a somewhat unlikely 354 to win the second Test and level the series at 1-1. Captain Joe Root remains unbeaten on 67 and will be the key wicket for the Aussies as they bid to go two up with three to play.

The fact England have failed to get within 100 of their target the last 15 times they have been asked to chase 350+ shows just what a mammoth task they face, but that hasn’t deterred Oddschecker punters backing them to do just that at best odds of just 3/1. Since the close of play at 11am this morning, Oddschecker users are split on who will secure what could be a vital victory with 40.1% of all bets on the Aussies at best price 27/50 and 39.8% of bets for Joe Root’s men.

Over the course of the four days to date, patriotism appears to have got the better of OC users with England just edging it on 44.48% of all bets placed on the Test ahead of the hosts on 37.79%.

Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek: "England touched 40/1 during the test, but they are well and truly back in it in Adelaide. The first hour will tell us which was this game is going, which will have a huge bearing on the series as a whole."

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