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England 6-4 to win opening Test after Root century

England have been cut into 9-4 (from 3-1) to win the First Test against Australia in Cardiff following a positive start in the opening day of the Ashes series. The draw is now available at 7-4, while Australia are favourites at 6-4.

Coral is offering odds of 4-5 that Moeen Ali scores a half century in England’s opening innings, while they Three Lions are 8-11 to rack up 400 runs or more before being bowled out.

For Australia, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazelwood have picked up three wickets each and both players are available at 2-1 to finish with a five wickets in England’s first innings.

“A superb innings from Joe Root has rescued the day for England to leave them in a solid position in the First Test. We expect them to go on to score over 400 runs, while Moeen Ali is odds-on to score a half century,” said Coral’s John Hill.

**England v Australia – First Test

9-4 England, 7-4 Draw, 6-4 Australia

**Match specials

8-11 England to score 400 runs or more in first innings

4-5 Moeen Ali to score a half century in first innings

2-1 Mitchell Starc to take five wickets in first innings (currently has 3)

2-1 Josh Hazelwood to take five wickets in first innings (currently has 3)

ENDS

Further contact information:

John Hill 07889 64520