Australia were 9/2 at the end of Day 1 to get a win and with a lead of over 200 and 7 wickets in hand, even the 2/7 on offer at Coral seems generous.
England, 4/1 at Betdaq, were skittled for 187 after a decent start and looked to be causing a stir when reducing the home side to 64 for 3 but Watson steadied the ship and Ponting’s men are heading for their 1st win.
The odds for the series have lurched violently as England have gone from 4/11 to win the series to 11/10 with Ladbrokes and Australia are into 2/1 at , a very tempting bet indeed.
Betfred have pushed England’s chances to retain the urn from 1/14 to 4/11. England need early wickets in a big way and a massive performance in the 4th innings.