Aussies go favourites

  • Last Updated: July 11 2013, 17:39 BST

Australia have gone favourties for the first Ashes Test after reducing England to 11 for two at tea.

Ashton Agar: Made 98 with the bat
Ashton Agar: Made 98 with the bat

Having made 280 - thanks largely to Aston Agar's record-breaking 98 from number 11 earlier - the Aussies still lead by 54 at the interval.

Australia, 6/1 earlier this morning with Sky Bet were into 8/11 at tea with England out to 5/4 having been 1/7 when they reduced the Aussies to 117 for nine.

Man of the moment Agar is 6/1 to take a wicket in the final session.

Sky Bet's Damon Blezard said: "It all depends on this third innings - 260.5 is the over/under mark."

That would leave Australia needing around 195 to win in the fourth innings.

He sadded: "Australia must be favourites going into their innings chasing 190. If they have to chase 250, England will likely be just favourites."

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