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New Zealand v England: Patriotic punters to be rewarded in second ODI

| 20.02.2013

England head into the second of their three ODI series matches with New Zealand gunning for revenge, and are 4/7 shots to get it.

The Three Lions were bested by three wickets in the first ODI clash between the pair, with the visitors’ haul of 258 runs trumped in 48.5 overs by the hosts.

But England did enough in the match to suggest they are worth chancing to keep the series alive, at one point racing to a 182 run tally at the expense of only two wickets.

They will want to start quicker than they did on that occasion though, having registered only four runs from their first 12 balls faced.

It is 1/1 they score over 3.5 runs in the first over here, and that may be worth investment.

Meanwhile, batsman and bowler markets can prove profitable for England backers in this match.

Jonathan Trott top-scored with 68 runs for England in the series opener, and can be expected to hit in excess of 30.5 runs again at 5/6.

The consistent Ian Bell wasn’t far behind Trott’s total with 64 meanwhile, and he too looks worth backing to score more than 30.5 runs again at the same price.

In terms of bowlers, James Anderson made history in the first ODI, taking a wicket in his first over to push him past Sir Ian Botham in England’s all-time wicket-taking standings.

He failed to build on that scalp within the game though, and will be eager to rectify in this match, by taking over 1.5 wickets, also at 5/6.

These factors seem to make a compelling case for the world’s best one-day side to get back on track in Napier, but some punters could be tempted by 11/8 odds regarding the hosts.

Their last consecutive ODI series wins came against England, but with that being back in 2008, it still seems wise to favour the visitors in this clash.

Meanwhile, if your player is run out in the match, we’ll refund pre-match top team runscorer, pre-match player runs and in-play player runs bets as a free bet.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



John Klee