Latest Ashes betting after drawn second Test at Lord's
Australia 5-6 for series success after staying 1-0 up on England
Australia are 5-6 from 4-6 to win the Ashes after the second Test at Lord’s ended in a draw on Sunday, leaving the Aussies holding on to a 1-0 series lead.
The draw had been odds-on favourite from the start due to the bad weather forecast, and rain washed out the entire first day.
England started the final day on 96-4 but a towering knock of 115 not out from Ben Stokes gave England some hope as they reached 258-5.
They declared to leave themselves 48 overs to try to bowl Australia out with a lead of 266.
And they made an early breakthrough as Jofra Archer took the wickets of David Warner and Usman Khawaja to pin the Aussies on 19-2.
England went as short as 3-1 for victory at that point, with the draw out to 2-7, but although more wickets fell, time was against England and the match drifted to a draw.
The tourists had to bat without Steve Smith, who hit centuries in both innings of the first Test, but was stepped down over concussion fears after he was struck by an Archer delivery in their first innings at Lord’s.
The third Test starts at Headingley on Thursday with Coral making Joe Root's Three Lions 10-11 favourites, Tim Paine's men 11-8 to take a 2-0 lead and another draw 11-2.
Australia are 10-1 to claim a 4-0 sweep while a 3-1 series success for the Baggy Greens is 7-2 favourite.
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