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Season Opener A Big Draw

Oct 30, 2010 3:26:06 PM - thesundayleader.lk

The most-anticipated summer of cricket in years begins today (31) when Australia takes on Sri Lanka in a Twenty20 game at the WACA ground – and punters have signalled they want to build an early bank.
“As soon as we put up a market, we were swamped by punters wanting to back Australia at $1.55 to beat Sri Lanka ($2.35),” TAB Sportsbet’s Gary Davies said.
“Australia boasts an exceptional record in T20 cricket and the fact the match will be played at the WACA, the ground least suited to Sri Lanka, it all leads to an Aussie avalanche.”
It isn’t just the match result attracting punters. Some novelty markets are extremely popular. Australia has been all the go in the ‘most sixes’ market, with more than 95 per cent of bets written on them at $1.80,” Davies said.
“It looks appealing with Dave Warner and Cameron White in the side.”
Sri Lanka is $2.50 to hit the most sixes with a tie at $7.