The Ashes 2013: England V Australia Latest Betting Odds for Result, Top Batsman

Joe StrangeContributor IAugust 21, 2013

CHESTER-LE-STREET, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12:  England bowler Stuart Broad (c) celebrates with team mates after dismissing Brad Haddin during day four of 4th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Emirates Durham ICG on August 12, 2013 in Chester-le-Street, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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Wednesday sees the start of the fifth and final Ashes Test, with England having already won the series.

What isn't so certain though, is the result of this final Test.

Australia, with just one draw to their name so far after losing the other three Tests, will be desperate to pick up a consolation win to boost their confidence ahead of the winter Ashes later this year.

England, on the other hand, will want to send their fans home happy and secure a 4-0 series success at The Oval.

With four Tests to go on, bookmakers have priced up everything from who will win and the top-scoring batsmen, to the result of the first ball and which player will be named man of the match.

If you fancy a flutter on the final part of summer Ashes action, here's a look at the odds you can expect to find.



Somewhat unsurprisingly, England have been made clear favourites to emerge victorious at The Oval.

Andy Flower's men were fancied by the bookmakers ahead of the series but their odds have steadily decreased following each success over their old enemy. 

The home side are now a best price 22/19 with Betfair, while other bookies including Sky Bet and Boylesports have made them odds-on at 10/11 and 19/20 respectively.

The Aussies, on the other hand, are now available at a best price of 14/5 with 188 Bet, although most companies are offering them at between 5/2 and 11/4.

A draw might not be a bad bet considering the result will not affect the result of the series.

You can get the draw at a best price of 14/5 with Stan James, with most others offering odds of around 5/2.


Top Batsman

With more possible outcomes, betting on the top batsman offers punters the opportunity to win greater amounts with lower stakes.

While a £10 bet on England to win the Test with Boylesports would net you £9.50 profit, the same amount on Kevin Pietersen to be England's top batsman would earn you £35 on top of your stake.

The South African-born player is favourite among the vast majority of bookmakers to score the most runs for England, with best odds of 4/1 with Paddy Power and Ladbrokes.

Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott and Alistair Cook are all similarly priced between 7/2 and 9/2 across the board.

Michael Clarke is the unanimous favourite to score the most runs for Australia at The Oval.

He is best priced at 3/1 with Stan James, while second favourite David Warner is widely available at 4/1.

The Aussie's first Test star, Ashton Agar, is 33/1 with some bookies to repeat his heroics and top score for his country. Of course, he might not even get picked...