William Hill can report one way traffic for the first World Cup semi-final with almost 90% of the early money for Sri Lanka, who are 4/6 to beat New Zealand at 11/10. Hills offer 11/2 that Sri Lanka get to 100 without losing a wicket and 25/1 that both openers score a hundred. Muralitharan is 16/1 to manage five wickets with Malinga 10/1 to take five.
Stuart Broad has been well backed to replace Andrew Strauss as the next England ODI Captain and he has been cut from 16/1 to 7/1.
“Punters are all over Sri Lanka after they demolished England and many think New Zealand are the weakest of the remaining teams,” said Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams.
Semi Final Latest Prices:
Highest Opening Partnership: 4/6 Sri Lanka, 11/10 NZ, 20/1 Tie
Sri Lanka Runs: 5/6 35 or less, 5/6 36 or more
11/2 Sri Lanka To Get To 100 without losing a wicket
6/1 Game Decided In Final Over
10/1 Sri Lanka to win by either 10 wickets or over 100 runs
10/1 Malinga To Take 5 wickets
16/1 Muralitharan To Take 5 wickets
25/1 Both Sri Lankan openers to score hundreds
Semi Final: 4/11 Sri Lanka, 11/5 New Zealand
Most Sixes: 11/8 Sri Lanka, 11/10 New Zealand