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Gambler punts $132,300 on Indian World Cup triumph

February 18, 2011 16:34 IST

An anonymous gambler has struck an £82,000 ($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.

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If the co-hosts and 3-1 favourites triumph in the April 2 final in Mumbai, the punter will collect £246,000 ($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.

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