Out for $20,000 – a punter’s nightmare
Talk about counting your chickens before they hatch…a sure-thing mid-game bet went sour for a few gamblers who decided to bet exorbitant amounts of money – $20,000 – in order to ‘earn a quick $200’. Ouch.
After Australia posted a world record 4-434 in their one-day match in South Africa late on Sunday night, Sydney time, most Australian fans went to bed, content victory was secure. But a few went chasing easy money. The odds weren’t flash, but there was no way Australia could lose, was there? There was. Unbelievably, South Africa won by reaching 438 off the second-last ball, with only one wicket to spare.