Highest Opening Partnership Betting is a popular cricket bet that is available on all forms of the game.
In T20 and ODI cricket it is simply which team will score the most runs before they lose their first wicket. While in Test match cricket, the bet is based on which team will score the most runs before they lose a wicket in the 1st innings of the match.
There is usually three possible outcomes to this bet, Team A win, Team B win, or a tie. Different bookmakers have different variations of the bet.
Some will only offer two outcomes, Team A win, or Team B win. In these circumstances a tied result (ie, both teams score 50 runs) would usually result in bets being made void and stakes returned.
In the event of only two outcomes being offered, you would need to check with the individual bookmaker what would happen in the event of a tie, before placing any bets. Most bookmakers run this market in-play after the match starts.
An Example Of Opening Partnership Betting
If you are betting on the Opening Partnership of a One Day International (ODI) between Australia and England, you would place your bet on whichever team you think is going to score the most runs before their first man is out/lose their first wicket.
ie, Australia bat first and get to 58 runs before they lose their first wicket. Then England (batting second) lose their first wicket when they have 55 runs, that makes Australia the winner of the bet. If both teams score 58 runs, then the bet is tied.
Opening Partnership Betting Bookmakers
Most bookmakers who take cricket betting remotely seriously would offer odds on this market. Bookmakers who usually offer odds on this market include……..