Aussies still odds-on in Perth

  • Last Updated: December 14 2013, 10:43 GMT

Australia are 4/7 with Sky Bet for an Ashes-winning victory in the third Test after reducing England to 180/4 on day two in Perth.

Root falls to Watson in controversial circumstances
Root falls to Watson in controversial circumstances

The hosts, already 2-0 up in the series, started the day at 2/5 but drifted to odds-against when England got to 85/0 having picked up the last four Australian wickets for just 59 runs on the second morning.

But two quick wickets - including a controversial caught-behind decision against Joe Root - saw Australia back odds-on before the key wickets of Alastair Cook (72) and Kevin Pietersen (19) kept the hosts in front.

England are 9/2 to reduce the deficit to 2-1 over the next three days, while the draw is 10/3.

England's first-innings runs line is 5/6 either side of 335.5.


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