England vs South Africa: Weather Worries!
Bookies William Hill have seen considerable support for the first test to end in a draw (6/4) as weather worries send punters towards a no result. That said England are the 8/5 favourites with South Africa offered at 5/2. KP is 9/2 to score a century in the first Innings with Ian Bell offered at 6/1. Much of the focus will be on the 'two best bowling attacks in the world' and Hills are offering 4/1 that James Anderson takes five wickets in the first Innings with Dale Steyn 9/2 to do so.
"We have been surprised by the interest in the draw as the quality of bowling attacks would suggest a result. That said all the series money has been for an England victory," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.
First Test: 8/5 England, 5/2 South Africa, 6/4 Draw
First Innings Lead: 8/11 England, 1/1 South Africa, 50/1 Tie
Players To Score A Hundred: 4/1 Alastair Cook, 9/2 Andrew Strauss, 9/2 Hashim Amla, 9/2 Jacques Kallis, 9/2 Jonathan Trott, 9/2 Kevin Pietersen, 5/1 Alviro Petersen, 6/1 Ian Bell
To Take Five Wickets In 1st Innings: 4/1 James Anderson, 9/2 Dale Steyn, 5/1 Stuart Broad, 5/1 Vernon Philander, 6/1 Morne Morkel, 6/1 Tim Bresnan, 13/1 Graeme Swann, 8/1 Imran Tahir