Ashes Betting: Second Test - 10 Vital Statistics



10. England have won three of their last four second Tests in the Ashes and could take a 2-0 lead against Australia for the first time since 1986-87. They are 1.95 to win this Test.
 
9. Australia, however, have won 14 of 33 Ashes Tests at Lord’s and before 2009 hadn’t lost at the ground since 1934. Michael Clarke’s men are 4.00 to win and tie the series.
 
8. 13 of 33 Ashes Tests at Lord's have ended all square and a price of 3.40 is available for another draw this weekend.
 
7. James Anderson took ten wickets during the first Test to raise his total to 317 for his country. The 30-year-old took four wickets at Lord’s against Australia in 2009 and is 2.60 to finish top bowler in the series.
 
6. Ashton Agar struck a record 98 for an 11th man during his debut in the first Test and claimed two wickets from 42 overs of spin. The 19-year-old is 34.00 to again finish top batsman in the Aussie first innings.


5. Steven Finn bowled 2/117 in the first Test compared to Stuart Broad’s 3/94. Finn is 2.20 to beat Broad for wickets at Lord’s, the latter priced at 1.65.
 
4. Joe Root made just 35 on his first outing as opening batsman. The 22-year-old is 6.00 to finish top batsman in the England side this Test.
 
3. Australia’s Peter Siddle recorded 5/50 in the first innings at Trent Bridge, his second five-wicket haul of 2013. Siddle also went 5/71 in one innings against India in March and is 3.65 to be top Aussie bowler again in the first innings.
 
2. Ian Bell hit his 18th century during England’s second innings at Trent Bridge - only his second ton since a 235 against India in August 2011. Bell is 6.00 to finish top batsman this weekend.
 
1. Neither of England’s opening partnerships exceeded 27 runs in the first Test and a price of 1.88 is available for the first England wicket to fall before 32.5 runs.

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