Sachin Tendulkar failing to score big in the Kolkata Test meant a loss of around Rs. 400 crore for bookies, but that has not deterred them from taking big bets on his 200th and final Test to be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai from November 14-18.
Bookies are looking at a turnover of Rs. 500 crore only from bets on how many runs Tendulkar scores. Bets on the match result could go up to Rs. 900 crore.
The odds against Tendulkar scoring 25 runs are 22 paise a rupee, which means Rs. 100 bet will fetch Rs. 122 if he makes at least 25. While the odds for a Tendulkar half-century are 62 paise a rupee, the punters do not expect the Little Master to score a century or a double ton.
The odds for Tendulkar scoring a century are Rs. 4.75 a rupee, so Rs. 100 bet will fetch Rs. 575. And, the odds for Tendulkar making a double century are Rs. 12 a rupee, which means Rs. 1,300 for a Rs. 100 bet.
“He has not scored a century in a Test at Wankhede for over a decade,” said a bookie.
The bookies have given out odds only on Tendulkar's score in the first innings as the match in Kolkata ended in 3 days, with India batting just once. They expect the Wankhede Test to also finish in less than 5 days and India are favourites to win.
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The odds on Sachin’s scores
25 runs – 22 paise a rupee
If Sachin scores at least 25 runs – Rs. 100 bet will fetch Rs. 122
50 runs – 62 paise a rupee
If Sachin scores a half century – Rs. 100 bet will fetch Rs. 162
100 runs – Rs. 4.75 a rupee
If Sachin scores a century – Rs. 100 bet will fetch Rs. 575
200 runs – Rs. 12 a rupee
If Sachin scores a double century – Rs. 100 bet will fetch Rs. 1,300
The odds on match
India – 67 paise a rupee
If India wins – Rs. 100 bet will fetch Rs. 167
Draw – Rs. 2.4 a rupee
If the Test is drawn – Rs. 100 bet will fetch Rs. 340
West Indies – Rs. 8.5 a rupee
If West Indies – Rs. 100 bet will fetch Rs. 950
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