What a contest it was, with England winning the first match by whisker, a game which went down to the wire. Australia played sensational cricket, but fell just short, but they still have a chance to recover in the ongoing T20I series. The visitors will be eyeing no less than a win, while England will aim to wrap up the series, as we head towards the second match this Sunday.
To make your Sunday even more fruitful, I have handpicked the best odds from the market, so that you become rich by the end of the weekend.
We are fortunate that Bet 365 is offering odds as high as 1.95 for this market, considering that England are playing at home. In the last five home matches, the Three Lions have hit more sixes on four occasions, with a count of 38 sixes at a rate of 7.6 sixes per innings, while shipping in 32 in the same time frame. Even in the last five H2H matches, Australia have been the better side on only a couple of occasions, with them hitting one less overall. But, England playing at home is a different ball game altogether.
In the last four H2H matches in England, the hosts have struck a total of 32 sixes, while shipping in 26 sixes in the same, with the Aussies having better record in a single match. Moreover, in the last three matches at Southampton, England have always hit more sixes than the visitors, having cleared the ropes 17 times, at a rate of almost six per innings, while conceding just 11 maximums. With a guarantee of almost double the investment, do not miss out on this bet.
Going along the same lines as the previous bet, the Three Lions have an upper hand in the market as well, especially, with Australia's record against England. In the last three H2H matches, the Aussies have never hit more sixes than the hosts, with a count of 49 boundaries (16.33 per match) against the visitors' 30 (10 per match). England, on the other hand, have been phenomenal when playing at home, England have never hit less boundaries than their opponents, having sent 84 balls to the ropes at a rate of almost 17 per match, while they've let in 79 in the same.
Southampton has been a happy hunting ground for England, with them registering 32 (almost 11 per match) boundaries in the past three matches at the venue, while shipping in 29, with the hosts having the upper hand on a couple of those matches. On the flip side, the Australians have hit a total of 33 boundaries in the last three matches, at a rate of over 10 per match, even though they were the second best side on two occasions. With almost double the return, this is a market worth investing.
There's no doubt that this one is a winning bet, with England-Australia encounters offering us high scores ever since. In the last five H2H matches between these two sides, the highest individual scores were - 66, 84, 46, 90 - with three matches having scores of above 63. If that's convincing, have a look at the top scores in the last five matches between these two sides in England - 66, 84, 90, 94, 156. Incredible, isn't it. To inform you, there were eight scores of at least 64 runs in the above mentioned matches.;
Meanwhile, in the last five matches in Southampton, the highest individual scores were - 66, 65, 73, 156, 72, with scores of at least 64 in each of those matches. Moreover, there have been a combined seven scores north of 63 in the above mentioned matches. England's batsmen have individually performed brilliantly in the recent past, with the individual top scored in the past five matches - 66, 46, 66, 71, 64, which fits our criteria. On the other hand, the top scorers for England at home in the last five matches registered 66, 61, 66, 57 and 67 runs, with three scores in our range. What are you waiting for? Just place your bets.
England to hit more sixes @ 2.0 (Dafabet)
England to hit more fours @ 1.98 (Dafabet)
Highest individual score to be over 63.5 runs @ 1.83 (Bet 365)