What are the odds on England winning the first Test after Day One?

Published by on November 9, 2016

England are edging it as favourites after an enthralling first day of the Test in India.

The visitors largely have Joe Root to thank for their comfortable position, his knock of 124 helping his side to 311-4 at the close of play.

The Yorkshire batsman was contentiously caught out by Umesh Yadav, who didn’t appear to have full control of the ball as the law states, but by then, much of the damage to India’s hopes was done.

Moeen Ali, meanwhile, will have to wait if he is to reach his century, heading in on 99.


All that leaves England at 7/5 on Paddy Power, with India comparatively at just slightly longer odds of 13/5.

The Test is looking finely poised going into Day Two, Ben Stokes accompanying Moeen in the middle.

Stokes is hoping to put his previous poor form against India – until today, he hadn’t scored a run against them – to bed, but if the hosts can get England all out, they too should be able to bat nicely on this pitch.