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Gambler punts USD 132,300 on Indian World Cup triumph

London: An anonymous gambler has struck an 82,000 pounds (USD 132,300) bet with a London bookmaker on India winning the Cricket World Cup, one of the biggest ever laid in the one-day game.

If the co-hosts and 3-1 favourites triumph in the April 2 final in Mumbai, the punter will collect 246,000 pounds (USD 396,900), Ladbrokes said.

"It`s one of the biggest bets we`ve ever laid in the one day format and we`ve even more reason now to fear an India win," said a spokesman for the company.

The tournament starts on Saturday when India, who lost in the first round four years ago in the Caribbean, play Bangladesh in Dhaka.

Bureau Report

From Zee News

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