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

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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 [2.4] to [1.8] 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 [1.27], with the Black Caps trading at a high of [4.5].

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 [2.4] to [1.8] and the market continued flip flopping right up until the final blow was struck.

New Zealand are now [2.76] to win the World Cup, with Australia favourites at [2.08] and their semi-final opponents India the outsiders at [6.0].

The Aussies are [1.43] to win Thursday morning's semi-final, with India at [3.3].

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