Sports Betting: Try Kiwis for value

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NEW ZEALAND can reach the Cricket World Cup final by upsetting Pakistan in tomorrow's semi-final at Old Trafford. The vagaries of cricket are such that value is everything and, with an imperfect record in this tournament, Pakistan are no betting proposition at odds-on, while New Zealand are worth a nibble both to triumph in their semi and to go on and win the World Cup outright. Australia can eliminate South Africa at Edgbaston on Thursday. The Australians beat the same rivals at Headingley on Sunday.

SEMI-FINALS

C H L S T

Pakistan 4-11 1-3 2-7 1-3 2-7

New Zealand 2-1 9-4 5-2 9-4 5-2

Over round: 107% 106% 106% 106% 106%

Over round at best prices (in bold): 102%.

C H L S T

South Africa 5-6 8-11 8-11 5-6 5-6

Australia 5-6 evens evens 5-6 5-6

Over round: 109% 108% 108% 109% 109%

Over round at best prices (in bold): 105%.

TO WIN WORLD CUP

C H L S T

Pakistan 15-8 2-1 13-8 7-4 6-4

Australia 2-1 9-4 9-4 2-1 9-4

South Africa 15-8 7-4 15-8 2-1 9-4

New Zealand 9-1 15-2 10-1 8-1 8-1

Over round: 113% 112% 113% 114% 113%

Over round at best prices (in bold): 104%.

C Coral, H William Hill, L Ladbrokes, S Stanley, T Tote

n Suggested bet: pounds 1 on New Zealand to beat Pakistan at 5-2 (Ladbrokes and the Tote); pounds 1 on Australia to beat South Africa at evens (William Hill and Ladbrokes) and pounds 1 on New Zealand to win the World Cup outright at 10-1 (Ladbrokes). (pounds 3 staked).

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