Cricket Betting: Live on Skysports 1: Tue 19.30: England and Pakistan meet for the 2nd and final T20 match, again at Cardiff, and it’s England who will double their tally.
After winning the 1st T20 in relative comfort as 4/7 favs, England have this time received a 1/2 price tag, courtesy of Coral. Pakistan, who made a decent account of themselves despite recent controversies, drift out to 15/8 to win the 2nd T20 with Blue Square.
England have a pretty predictable habit of losing concentration after going ahead comfortably; the ODI series against Australia earlier this year and the Test series against Pakistan both saw England win games at ease and then throw in a lazy performance. Arguably, if they were 2-0 up with 1 to play that might be more relevant here but there is always a chance with England that they will blow their heavy favouratism out of the water.
However, on this occasion, England really should tie this series down 2-0. Morgan did well on Sunday and Ladbrokes’ 5/1 on him to top score look like pretty tempting odds. Swann continued his fine form with a couple of wickets and on the same track at the same ground, there is every reason he can get the top haul for the hosts – 11/4 at 888sport. Swann is also 11/4 at Stan James to be the most economical bowler.
Pakistan’s problem is a lack of top quality bowling but they still have players who can cause problems with the bat. Akmal did well last time out and Yousuf showed some of his aggressive style with a very quick 26. Yousuf is 4/1 with Victor Chandler to top score for Pakistan. They’ll certainly need him to fire if the are to seriously challenge England.