The thrilling Ashes battle of 2013 continues as England recovered well from a nightmare start at the home of cricket today. The man in form, Ian Bell, scored 109 on day one of the second Ashes Test, then Steve Smith reduced England to 289/7 at stumps with three late wickets which tipped the scales again.
For the Second Test, my tip for this Test is an Aussie win, which you can currently get in-play (decimal) odds with Paddy Power and BetVictor of 2.1. bet365 have an Australia Second Test Ashes win currently at 2.05 and you can get 2 at Skybet and Betfred.
The current in play score is England 287/7 (88.1 overs).
Australia are at 7 to be the series winner and you’d have to say after the first test that this is not an impossible feat. A drawn series is at 13/2 which is also worth considering. Other betting markets include the final Ashes result (fractional odds):
England 5:0 (9)
England 3:2 (16)
Australia 3:2 (28)
Australia 4:1 (50)