Bet Live: England v Australia, Third Ashes TestPublished August 1, 2013 by OCR Editor
Third Test in 2013 Ashes begins Thursday, 11am UK time, Old Trafford.
England find themselves in an unusual position when the Third Test of the 2013 Ashes Series against Australia begins at Old Trafford Thursday morning: they can clinch a series win with a victory or at least secure the Ashes trophy with a draw. It has been many years since England has been in such a good position entering the Third Test.
Twice in recent series, England have allowed Australia back into the contest after being on the verge of a sweep. In the home series in 2009, their batsmen gave up the Second Test by day one after entering with a 1-0 lead, and in Australia in 2010 they lost in Perth after a stunning first-up victory in Adelaide.
Fortunately for the English, they enter this match with an almost full-strength squad, with Kevin Pietersen adding another option to the batting lineup which performed so strongly in the Second Test. Australia has recognized the need for change, with David Warner, Nathan Lyons and Mitch Starc among the inclusions to the squad.
Bet365 Sports have left no stone unturned when it comes to Third Test betting options. They are offering match betting of England, 4/5, draw 11/4, and Australia, 7/2. Their headline specials are: Joe Root to top England batsmen in England win, 10/1, or Michael Clarke to top Aussie batsmen in Australian win, 25/1.
Bet365's leading online sportsbook is also offering odds on highest opening partnership, team of top batsman/bowler, first innings lead, Man of the Match, team that will win the toss, and a host of other team- and player-focused specials.
As it has throughout the entire Ashes series, bet365 is delivering live betting action on the entire five days of the Third Test. Just use your customer account, log in to the in-play betting function, and you will find live, updated odds on match winner and individual player scenarios.