Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pakistan v/s Sri Lanka - 1st ODI

Either team to win @ 1.90 each

Pak host SL in their adopted home ground in the UAE. The markets are undecided on a favourite as of now, but I believe this match will swing both ways over its course. I'll post updates on the price movements during the game.

Early half-time update: SL bowled out in 40 overs
The price has just moved one way in this match. The Lankans kept losing wickets at regular intervals and never really got a partnership going. Its hard to see this game becoming interesting, but the Dubai Sports City pitch is a slow one and might well get worse during the 2nd innings. With 131 on the board SL are definitely quite a few runs short, but I wouldn't put it past Pakistan to have a batting collapse.

Full-time update: SL lose!

The spread just got progressively wider, as the Pakistanis never got their foot of the accelerator. Good win for the guys in green to start the series, and it should pull in a few more of their supporters to the grounds. On the plus side, the prices for the next game will be better than those at the start of this one.

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