Australia vs. England 2nd ODI
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Australia vs. England 2nd ODI
Most match sixes:Australia: $1.90 @ CrownBet.com.auEngland: $2.25 @ CrownBet.com.au
Man of the Match:Australia: Steve Smith $5 @ CrownBet.com.auEngland: Jason Roy $9 @ CrownBet.com.au
Friday, January 19 from 2.20pm AEDT at the Gabba, Brisbane
ENGLAND is capable of putting up a fight in the game of cricket – who knew?
Led by an absolute masterclass from Jason Roy, the English were able to take the first match in the five-match ODI series on Sunday, winning by five wickets after chasing Australia’s 304/8 with two overs to spare.
Roy’s unbeaten 180 from 151 balls was one of the finest limited overs knocks ever seen on the mighty MCG. Displaying all the shots, the opening batsmen was the rock for his team – a handy contribution from Joe Root (91 from 110) ensured that the tourists recovered from 2/60 to complete the chase in a canter.
There’s no doubting that this English team is a different beast with the white ball, quickly moving on from the 4-0 drubbing in the Ashes test series.
The Aussies opened the batting and things looked ominous as Victorian Aaron Finch feasted on the bowling, belting 107 from 119 balls to anchor the innings.
England chipped in with wickets at crucial moments and the Aussie total of 304 was always going to be a bit short on what turned out to be a beautiful deck for batting.
So We turn our attention to the Gabba for the second match of the series. Can England do it again?
The Aussies will start as the -147.06 favourite at Sportsbet.com.au and will be confident following their win on the same ground in the test series.
The +125 you can get on England at WilliamHill.com.au is an interesting bet. The Poms have won four of their last five ODI matches against Australia and it could be argued that they’re the much better outfit in this format.
Let’s take a look at the value odds in the batting and bowling markets.
Jason Roy odds and betting tips
Can Jason Roy continue his pantsing of the Australian bowling attack at the Gabba?
His individual odds for the match at CrownBet.com.au make for interesting reading:
- To top England batting – +275
- Man of the match – $9
- To scorer more than 35.5 – $2
- To score 50 or more – +175
- To hit a six – $2
There’s real value here for a guy that is in incredible form.
The $9 for a repeat for man of the match is juicy if you believe he has more runs in him, as is the $2 for scoring more than 35.5.
The Gabba pitch has always been more lively than the flat MCG surface, meaning scoring may be harder to come by. But, we still expect Roy to feast on the Australian bowling he made look pedestrian on Sunday.
Most wickets betting – Australia vs. England 2nd ODI
If Josh Hazlewood comes back into this line up in the second game of the series, he’s a must in this market for Australian bowlers.
Hazlewood enjoyed one of the best test series of his life during the Ashes – improving both his pace and accuracy to take more than 20 wickets over the five test matches.
The opening quick is paying $3.25 to top this market at CrownBet.com.au – a great starter to any multi bet.
After an even performance at the MCG, it’s clear that England quick Chris Woakes is better suited to the ODI format than he was in the test arena.
On a Gabba pitch that should encourage more movement off the deck and in the air, we suspect that Woakes is best-placed to make the most of what’s on offer here.
Woakes is paying +375 to lead the England wicket tally.
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