by Thomas Hawk
The action now moves on to the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where buyers of Australias series wins, at 1.85, will be hoping the side can extend their winning record at the ground. Australias spread supporters will be interested to find that the side have won 58 of their 102 Tests in Melbourne, losing 29 and drawing on 15 occasions. Those spread bettors looking to sell Australias win index for the fourth Test will be hoping for a repeat of the Baggy Greens Test against South Africa in December 2008. Graeme Smith led his side to a nine wicket victory but buyers of Englands win index in Melbourne should note that was the Aussies first defeat in ten matches here.
The same buyers of Englands win index may be a little concerned to find that Austalia have beaten the Three Lions on their last two trips to Melbourne. Sellers of the tourists series wins at 1.65 will be hoping for a repeat of the most recent clash between these sides at the ground the hosts won by an innings and 99 runs. Those punters that have had a spread bet on the total number of draws in the series, currently trading at 1.45 1.65, might be interested to learn that the last time England and Australia drew at the MCG was in 1974 eleven matches ago.
Spread punting enthusiasts that enjoy a bet on Englands 1st innings runs market will be intrigued to find that their highest score in Melbourne is 589 runs but that was in 1912. Sellers with Sporting Index will be hoping for a repeat of Englands last two visits to the MCG, where they only managed 161 and 159 runs. Englands spread supporters must look back to 1998 to find the last time England triumphed in Melbourne a narrow 12 run victory.
Sellers of the England/Australia (h) trade deficit supremacy (A prediction of the 1st innings runs supremacy throughout the series, so far +73 from three matches) will be interested to find that Australia have outscored England in their last four Tests at the MCG. Australias best first innings score against England in that period arrived in 2003 when they hit 551 runs.
Ricky Ponting has had a slow start to the series, but spread bettors tempted to look at his player performance spread for the next Test will know the Australian captain is fifth on the highest scorers list at the MCG with a top score of 257 and an average of 62.42 runs.
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