England will go in to the fourth day needing the remaining 332 of the 399 India have set them to win the test. They have nine wickets left. To reach such a total would be absolutely ridiculous, but then so much of Bazball is ridiculous. The highest successful fourth innings chase in a test in India is 387-4 by India against England in 2008. The most by an oversea team is West Indies' 276-5 in 1987. You can watch India v England live streams from anywhere with a VPN – and potentially for FREE.
The First Test looked to be progressing towards an easy Indian victory. The hosts were 190 runs ahead on first innings and no visiting side had ever won in India by conceding a first-innings lead of more than 65. With only five second-innings wickets remaining, England still trailed by 27 runs. That England were then able to set India 231, and win by 28 runs, was astounding. In 147 years of test cricket and 2,525 matches, only 80 games have been won by fewer than 30 runs or four wickets.
England's senior spinner, Jack Leach, has been ruled out of the Second Test by injury, so England’s bowling attack for the Second Test comprises four specialist bowlers: a 41-year-old seamer with 183 caps and three spinners with three caps between them.
India have their own absentees. Virat Kohli is missing the test for personal reasons, and KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja have been ruled out by injury. The last time India played a home test match with neither Kohli nor Jadeja was in 2011. This all leaves India with a weakened batting order and players yet to find their feet at test level.
Here's how to watch every ball of the India vs England 2nd Test match online, plus how to watch cricket live streams, from anywhere and potentially for free.
Where to watch India vs England for free
FREE India vs England live stream
Cricket fans in India can watch all the action for FREE on JioCinema.
But what if you're based in India but aren't at home to catch the India vs England live stream – and don't want to spend money on pay TV in another country when you'd usually be able to watch the Test for free at home?
Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below.
India vs England Second Test live streams around the world
It's only natural that you might want to watch a free India vs England Second Test live stream from your home country, but what if you're traveling overseas when the cricket is on?
Look no further than a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.
They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN. It's fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN.
2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location.
3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home.
How to watch India vs England around the world
How to watch India vs England 2nd Test in the U.S.
Dedicated cricket streaming service Willow TV is showing the India vs England test series. Willow TV is available from a number of cable providers including Dish, Spectrum, Xfinity, Verizon Fios and more.
Not got cable? No worries, as Willow TV is also accessible via OTT provider Sling TV, which is a great place to watch cricket streams. There are options to pay just for Willow (starting at $5 a month), or add it to your existing Sling plan. You can check out your options and sign up on its website.
How to watch India vs England live streams in the U.K.
TNT Sports (formerly BT Sport) is showing the all five India vs England Tests.
To stream TNT Sports, you'll need Discovery Plus - a combo subscription that allows fans to access TNT Sports, Eurosport and entertainment all in one place.
If you're not in the U.K. right now, you can still follow all the test action by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch India vs England live streams in Australia
Fox Sports has live and exclusive coverage of this India vs England Test in Australia, with a live stream available via Kayo Sports. New customers get a FREE 7-day trial.
Kayo costs $25 for Kayo One, $30 for Kayo Basic or $35 for Kayo Premium. Basic lets you stream sport on two devices at once, while Premium allows you to watch on up to three screens simultaneously, so it represents great value if your household has different sporting tastes or you're splitting the cost of the subscription.
Again, you'll need to use a safe, reliable VPN to access Kayo Sports when traveling abroad.
Watch India vs England Second Test live streams in New Zealand
Kiwis can access the India vs England test match live stream via Sky Sport. This costs $63.98 NZD per month, or you could go for the Sky Sport Now service, which gives you just the Sport channels but for a reduced cost of $24.99/week, $44.99/month or $449.99/year.
Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still watch the game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch India vs England live streams in India
The India vs England test series is being shown on Sports18, the premium sports network from Viacom18 which has the rights to all India's home matches until 2028.
You can catch all the action for FREE via the JioCinema app.
If you are traveling outside of India right now, you can simply pick up a good VPN and follow the instructions above to safely live stream the action from anywhere.
India vs England Second Test teams
India vs England 2nd Test teams (2024)
India: Rohit Sharma (capt), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Rajat Patidar, Axar Patel, KS Bharat (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mukesh Kumar.
England: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (capt), Ben Foakes (wk), Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley, Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson.
India vs England test series schedule
- Jan. 25-29: 1st Test (Hyderabad) — England won by 28 runs
- Feb. 2-6: 2nd Test (Visakhapatnam)
- Feb. 15-19: 3rd Test (Rajkot)
- Feb. 23-27: 4th Test (Ranchi)
- Mar. 7-11: 5th Test (Dharamsala)
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Roderick is a freelance sports journalist and a crossword complier. He is the author of five books, four of which are still in print: The Novel Life of PG Wodehouse; The Don: Beyond Boundaries; Wally Hammond: Gentleman & Player and England’s Greatest Post-War All Rounder. An erratic fast bowler in his youth, as he aged he became an erratic medium pacer. His last wicket was a stumping, which made him decide it was time to retire. He now occasionally plays for the MCC – but for their golf team. He is a member of Trevose and has played golf in around two dozen countries.