MIDDLESEX'S remarkable T20 victory over Surrey saw a number of punters rake in winnings from odds of 249/1.
Surrey, who reached 177 without losing a wicket, posted 252-7 as they set their London rivals the task of breaking the T20 Blast run-chase record.
This included a sensational innings from Will Jacks who hit 96 off 45 balls – including five sixes in a single over.
And it could have been even tougher for Middlesex as with five overs remaining Surrey were 191-2 and looked on course to exceed Somerset's tournament record of 265.
But despite Surrey slowing down in the final few overs, bookies still had Middlesex at an astonishing 249/1 – meaning £1 would return punters £250 including stake.
In total, £74 was placed on the Betfair Exchange at that price.
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And those individuals were in dreamland just a short while later as Stephen Eskinazi's 73 and Max Holden's unbeaten 68 sealed an astonishing victory for Middlesex with four balls remaining.
The result was made even more remarkable by the fact that Middlesex came into the match off the back of 10 successive defeats.
And it was an unwelcome spectacle for those who had backed Surrey when they were well on top in the match.
At 1/100, £1.6million was placed on them to see out a victory.
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This meant the total winnings from the £1.6m put down would have stood at just £16,000.
But the cricket punters who lumped on Surrey failed to even secure those minimal returns as Middlesex turned things around in breathtaking fashion.
Middlesex still remain bottom of the Vitality Blast South Group, while Surrey sit two points behind table toppers Somerset in second.
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