England odds slashed
Bookies cut England's series odds significantly after comprehensive victory in Mumbai.
By Tim Clement - Twitter: @SkyTimClement. Last Updated: November 26, 2012 10:59am
Kevin Pietersen (left) and Alastair Cook: Leading England to victory
Sky Bet have slashed England's odds on claiming a first Test series victory in India for 27 years from 12/1 to 100/30 after they levelled the series at 1-1 on Monday morning.
The tourists defied pre-match odds of 4/1 to triumph at the Wankhede Stadium by wrapping up a 10-wicket win, with Kevin Pietersen and left-arm spinner Monty Panesar doing the majority of the damage.
Pietersen was named man-of-the-match after a sensational first innings 186, while Panesar warranted his return to the side with a 11-wicket haul in Mumbai and is now 5/4 to be England's top wicket taker of the series, with Graeme Swann the 4/7 favourite as he leads the way with 14.
Captain Alistair Cook took his series runs total to 388 with a third successive century and a 18 not out and is now 1/5 to be England's top run scorer of the tour ahead of Pietersen (100/30), while he is 16/1 for back-to-back centuries in the third and fourth Tests.
Sky Bet Cricket Trader Tom Warburton said: "England outclassed India on a pitch which was largely constructed for the home side's benefit.
"The market price reflects India as strong favourites still for the series, however, we'll be looking to avoid taking England on after this performance."