Tendulkar Failure Saves Bookies: India Favourite For Final!
William Hill were saved a £30,000 payout after Sachin Tendulkar failed to score a hundred in the World Cup semi-final
However the 'little master' could still costs them dear should he be named man of the match for which he is 1/1. India are favourites at 4/6 with Pakistan 11/10.
"In the short term we have been saved £30,000 after Sachin failed to score a hundred but if India win & he is man of the match we have a six figure payout!" said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.
In what has been one of the most hyped ODI's in recent years the feeling was that Tendulkar would lead the Indian attack and as such they money came for him. As it turned out Tendulkar was just 15 short of his century after been dropped on several occasions. Eventually a loose drive to low to extra cover was caught by Afridi.
Half Way Odds India vs Pakistan: 4/6 India. 11/10 Pakistan
Tendulkar is 1/1 to be named man of the match