Spreadwise: Englands big guns set to fire.Byline: ED HAWKINS
TWO of the last three Tests at Lord's have been dominated by double-centurions.
Robert Key's 221 for England against the West Indies West Indies, archipelago, between North and South America, curving c.2,500 mi (4,020 km) from Florida to the coast of Venezuela and separating the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico from the Atlantic Ocean. stole the headlines last year, and Graeme Smith's 259 for South Africa South Africa, Afrikaans Suid-Afrika, officially Republic of South Africa, republic (2005 est. pop. 44,344,000), 471,442 sq mi (1,221,037 sq km), S Africa. in 2003 was similarly newsworthy.
With those scores in mind it would be foolish to ignore Spreadex's 4-7 200-ups quote for the first of two Tests between England and Bangladesh, which starts at HQ today.
Quite simply, England have six batsmen capable of breaking the 200 mark on a flat wicket and Bangladesh do not have the bowlers to contain all of them.
In Bangladesh's last five games (not including fellow minnows Zimbabwe) nine centuries have been scored with three of them doubles. The highest was 261.
There are few series spreads around but one worth selling is Sporting's lowest all out team score at 120-127.
In Bangladesh's warm-ups they have looked awful against the moving ball and they could easily be skittled for under 100 by England's fine bowlers.
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Recommendations Buy first Test 200-ups 4pts at 7 (Spreadex)Sell lowest all out team score2pts at 120 (Spreadex) Sporting - series win index (25:10:0): 47-48 England v 1.5-2.5 Bangladesh. Series first-innings runs supremacy: 560-590 England/Bangladesh. Series runs supremacy: 290-320 Eng/Bang. Series runs: 170-180 Trescothick, A Strauss, 145-155 MVaughan, 135-145 I Bell, 100-110 G Thorpe, A Flintoff, 96-104 H Bashar, 86-94 J Omar, 74-82 M Ashraful, 72-80 R Saleh, N Iqbal.
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