LADBROKES have made England odds on to lose all their four games against Australia in Commonwealth Bank Series after the opening eight-wicket defeat in Melbourne.
Australia are now 4/7, and England are 5/4 against to win at least one game against the Aussies. They are 16/1 to win the event, in a three-horse race.
Ladbrokes spokesman Robin Hutchison said: “The faith which England punters retained during the Ashes Series is a distant memory. We took ten times as much money on the Aussies and suffered accordingly. Ponting and Pietersen were the worst losers in the runscorer books.” Commonwealth Bank Series: Australia 1/8 New Zealand 5/1 England 16/1