Okay, this is nothing to do with cricket but I do follow politics very closely and have been keeping a keen eye on the odds for Britain's next prime minister.

The field has been narrowed down to former chancellor Rishi Sunak and the foreign secretary Liz Truss, with the winner being decided over the next six weeks by the votes of around 160,000 Conservative party members.

At the moment Truss is favourite at 1.72, but she is a very poor performer as far as speeches and debates are concerned and there are going to be plenty of those during the coming weeks. I expect Sunak to close the gap significantly and - if anyone held a gun to my head - I would pick him as the winner.

It's a long term trade by my standards and I won't be investing a fortune, but I feel it's a pretty safe one.

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@matt-ayles Will be interesting to see if these two matches were just anomalies, or whether they mark a change of trend. Pakistan's win in Galle was the bigger surprise for me, especially after the way the Aussies completely folded there against the SL spinners recently. But it could be these results will encourage a confidence in the ability to make big fourth innings scores - maybe sensible to hold fire on these types of trades for a while, although I would say they've made really big profits in the long term for many years.

On the plus side, laying the draw at the right time continues to be a regular money-spinner.

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loss in this game,time to move on.

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Twice this month I've been done over by teams chasing big totals in tests! Not actually lost anything as had simply moved the green onto SL, but had i stuck with plan A I'd have made a few points. Typical!

Level 55

Nice 4 wicket win to Pakistan there!

Level 11

Trading never over till it’s over ha

Level 95

Covers are coming off now, loads of panic in the market there

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Draw hits 5, wow, 11 runs needed with nearly 2 full sessions to get them, back out to 26 now, wish I’d been at the computer, crazy swings

Level 30

Dripping some out forsure

Level 95

They appear to be covering the entire ground. So might be a long delay

Level 11

Geezuz
At work
How long rain last

Level 95

Wow, draw in from 1000 to 11, should be a very short shower

Level 30

rain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Level 11

Dropped catch there could have been the last chance for Sri Lanka

Level 11

This is going to be a hard 37 runs for Pak, didn’t sleep great with the heat so wasn’t up early enough to take advantage of the draw dip

Level 30

Rain will not be saving Sri Lanka from defeat today.

Level 11

DRaw about to be millions by looks
Wow hit 7’s amazing

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The concern for me is that Pakistan only need 120 to win.
That's not many overs needed, even if a session is washed out.

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