England 3/4 for Lord's victory

  • Last Updated: June 13 2014, 9:45 BST

England are no bigger than 3/4 to win the Lord's Test against Sri Lanka after taking control on day one.

Joe Root: Made a century on opening day of series
Joe Root: Made a century on opening day of series

Having lost the toss and been asked to bat first, England were in some trouble at 74-3 in the morning session but, inspired by Joe Root's century and 76 not out from recalled wicketkeeper Matt Prior, they closed they day on an imposing 344-5.

And that means England, even-money shots at the off and odds against after their early struggles, are now odds-on across the board with the draw 13/8 and a win for the tourists out to double-figure quotes.

Prior is 8/11 with BetVictor to be the next man dismissed, while BetFred offer 5/6 that England go on to reach 500 in their first innings.