Record £80m matched on Exchange as Kiwis triumph in classic semi

Almost £80m was matched on the Betfair Exchange on the dramatic New Zealand v South Africa semi-final, smashing the all-time record for money traded...

"The beauty of trading on one-day cricket was highlighted in the penultimate over - when Elliott hit the fifth ball off Morne Morkel for four, New Zealand came in from around 2.47/5 to 1.84/5 and the market continued flip flopping right up until the final blow was struck."


Grant Elliott's huge six off Dale Steyn in the final over sealed a four-wicket win for New Zealand which sees the Kiwis making the World Cup final for the first time in their history.

It was a fitting end to what was a hugely entertaining and tense encounter, both on the field and in the Betfair markets. South Africa were matched at low of 1.271/4, with the Black Caps trading at a high of 4.57/2.

An incredible £79,879,596 was traded on the Exchange during the course of the game - £34,893,836 on the Kiwis and
£44,985,763 on the Proteas. Favoritism switched no less than 35 times between the two sides.

This easily breaks the previous record for money traded - £67.5m on the Djokovic v Murray US Open final in 2012.

The beauty of trading on one-day cricket was highlighted in the penultimate over - when Elliott hit the fifth ball off Morne Morkel for four, New Zealand came in from around 2.47/5 to 1.84/5 and the market continued flip flopping right up until the final blow was struck.

New Zealand are now 2.767/4 to win the World Cup, with Australia favourites at 2.0811/10 and their semi-final opponents India the outsiders at 6.05/1.

The Aussies are 1.434/9 to win Thursday morning's semi-final, with India at 3.39/4.

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