Tuesday, October 25, 2011

India v/s England 5th ODI

India to win @ 1.57

Almost a dead rubber match, other than England's desire to avoid a whitewash. If the Indian team want to return the hospitality extended to them during the English summer this might be an interesting match-up. I doubt anyone will be very up for this match, even the crowds might well keep away, wouldn't expect full attendance at Eden Gardens today. At the fag end of a disastrous tour, doubt if England have the stomach for a last effort, especially one that really wouldn't amount to a meaningful result. Expect the price to be below this for most of the match.

Half-time update: India to win @ 1.44
A strong finish by the Indians, after an equally strong start. They almost lost the match in the middle overs, and the only reason the prices didn't intersect at any time is probably because India are playing at home. Given the target of 272 for England, the price should be much lower than 1.44 and is probably a reflection of a weak Indian bowling attack but i'll recommend taking a position at this price as it'll likely decline pretty soon into the game.

Full-time update: India win! We're in the money.
Like India, England started well and the price moved against us till the 15th over. And in a repeat of the 1st innings, England had a collapse that let the opposition back into the game. However, the key difference from the Indian innings being that for the English there was no middle order stability provided at all.

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