In espionage, like in police work, there is nothing better than having a woman accomplice on hand. If you are on a stakeout ? say, waiting in a car ? and have a lady with you, you are far less likely to be questioned.
Gad Shimron quote
With the Aussies needing only to avoid defeat in the final two matches to retain the Ashes, punters reckon that they will play safe and that, combined with the likelihood of the weather taking a hand early on in the game, swings the balance of probabilities towards the draw as the most likely outcome.