Hosts odds-on for series win

  • Last Updated: June 16 2014, 21:25 BST

England came up one wicket shy as the first Investec Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's ended in a tense stalemate but are odds-on with Sky Bet for the second match.

England are odds-on with Sky Bet for the second Test
England are odds-on with Sky Bet for the second Test

The duo now head north to Headingley on Friday and Sky Bet make the hosts 10/11 for victory with the tourists a 4/1 chance.

The game had looked ready to peter out but a late burst from England's bowlers meant the outcome came down to the last ball, which agonisingly fell short of Chris Jordan in the slips after a nick from Nuwan Pradeep.

England have named the same squad of 12 players and another draw can be backed at 2/1.

Joe Root was England's double centurion in the first innings at Lord's and he is 4/1 to top score this time around. Ian Bell (10/3) and captain Alastair Cook (7/2) are just ahead of him in the betting.