Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has given back $30,000 to more than 1,200 customers who backed either Michael Clarke or David Warner to be Australia’s highest runscorer in the First Test against India.
Warner described his innings of 145 as the best of his career (and that’s saying something), while Clarke’s 128 will go down as arguably the gutsiest knock of all time.
It took a career best 162* from Steve Smith to deny those punters who backed Warner and Clarke, but Sportsbet has already put their money straight back into their accounts.
“If you backed Warner for highest runscorer you could’ve been forgiven for hopping into the queue after day one. As for Clarke, well words can’t describe just how brave that innings was. Who knows how many he would’ve scored if he was fully fit!” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.