Sportsbet's Special on Best Batsman in Third Ashes Test

Steve Smith is in in sensational form and favourite to be Australia's top runscorer in the third Ashes Test. Can another Aussie batsman better him though?

After an Ashes opener we’d rather forget, Australia annihilated England in the second Test to level the series at 1 all heading into the Edgbaston encounter. Our batsmen piled on the runs at Lords on a pitch “perfect for batting” unless you were an English player of course. In almost any other match Chris Rogers’ brilliant 173 would have been the talk of the Test but Steve Smith’s sensational double ton topped that effort. So which Aussie batsman will top the score sheet in Australia’s opening innings in the third contest? Will it be one of the century makers or another bloke in the Baggy Green?

Sportsbet’s Special on the Third Test

Back a top Australian runscorer in the first innings of the third Test with Sportsbet and if your bet’s unsuccessful, but your selections scores 50 or more you’ll be refunded. Yep, you’ll get your cash back up to $100 if your man makes a half century, but isn’t Australia’s best batsman. Your wager must be made before a ball is bowled and phone bets don’t qualify for the promotion. The same special is also valid on England’s top runscorer meaning you can take advantage of this offer twice, but their batsmen will barely make double figures…

With Steve Smith seeing them like watermelons it’s no surprise the Vice-Captain is favourite to top score for Australia, paying $3.50. Opener David Warner’s next best at around $4.30. The left hander hit some form in the second stint at Lords, blasting 98 runs, but can he deliver a big opening innings?  With first innings scores of 173 and 95 so far, Buck Rogers is averaging 89 in the opening innings, he’s at $5 to be best bat. Then comes Michael Clarke at $5.50. The Skipper’s yet to get going in the series which may mean he’s due. Brad Haddin’s hopeful of being back behind the stumps and if he’s in the team he’ll also be hopeful of getting some much needed runs. The veteran wicketkeeper’s a real roughie at $23. Will you back one of the blokes mentioned or perhaps another Aussie outsider at juicy odds? Remember as long as your player passes 49, but your bet loses, you won’t lose your cash!