Having put Australia in to bat on a belting wicket, Pakistan have conceded their highest total in a world cup. Australia made 367-9 with openers David Warner scoring 163 and Mitchell Marsh 121. Warner was dropped from a simple chance off Shaheen Afridi on 10. But Afridi took 5-54 as Pakistan fought back after conceding an opening stand of 259, and in the last seven overs only conceded 37 runs while taking five wickets.
Pakistan’s previous highest concession was the 344-9 Sri Lanka scored against them earlier in this tournament. Pakistan chased that down with 10 balls and six wickets to spare, but Australia’s bowlers will be a tougher proposition. Read on and we'll show you how to watch the Australia vs Pakistan live stream from anywhere with a VPN, and potentially for FREE.
The Australia vs Pakistan live stream takes place on Friday (Oct. 20).
► Time: 9:30 a.m. BST / 4:30 a.m. ET / 1:30 a.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. AEDT
• FREE —PTV Sports (Pakistan)
• FREE — Hotstar (India, mobile app only)
• FREE — 9Now in Australia
• USA — ESPN Plus | Willow TV (on Sling)
• UK — Sky Sports
• AUS — Foxtel / Kayo Sports
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free
Australia got off to a slow start at this world cup with two defeats preceding a win against Sri Lanka. Defeat to Pakistan would leave little margin for error for the rest of the tournament, and may well involve a scenario of ensuring no slip ups against Bangladesh, Afghanistan and the Netherlands; and beating at least one of England and unbeaten New Zealand, and quite possibly both of these teams.
Pakistan are in the better position of having won two of their three games. Their loss to India, although it will sting, is a defeat most teams will incur this world cup. Pakistan lie fourth in the table and their toughest match has been played, so victory in Bengaluru will keep them on track for qualification for the semi finals.
Australia’s batsman between them have only two half centuries and have a top score of 58 this world cup; both these figures are the lowest by any side. They have bowled better than they have batted, and this game could depend on how those bowlers do against a Pakistani batting line up that collapsed spectacularly against India. Pakistani batting has been overly dependent on Mohammad Rizwan, who has scored more than 30% of his country's runs.
This day/night match starts at 2pm IST. Here's everything you need to get Australia vs Pakistan live streams and watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 from anywhere.
How to watch Australia vs Pakistan live streams for free
How to watch FREE Australia vs Pakistan live streams
Meanwhile, in Pakistan, games will be shown for FREE on PTV Sports.
It's also worth noting that 18 matches are FREE on 9Now in Australia, including all Aussie games, the semis and the final.
Traveling outside India, Pakistan or Australia? No problem – use our favorite cricket VPN to unblock your usual stream from overseas. Details below.
How to watch Australia vs Pakistan Cricket live streams from anywhere
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1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.
2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.K. and want to view an Australian service, such as 9Now, you'd select 'Australia' from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action and watch the Australia vs Pakistan live stream.
Australia vs Pakistan live streams by country
How to watch Australia vs Pakistan live streams in the U.S.
Cricket fans in the U.S. can watch Australia vs Pakistan on the Willow TV cable channel. Every match is also available to stream even without cable.
ESPN Plus has the rights to stream all 48 matches. You can take out an ESPN Plus subscription for $10.99 a month or $109.99 per year.
ESPN Plus won't unlock all regular ESPN content, but it will grant you access to thousands of live events, original shows and series that can't be found anywhere else (not even on the standard ESPN service).
You can watch Australia vs Pakistan live with simultaneous streaming on three devices, as well as enjoying highlights and catch-up tv, with a Sling subscription which costs $10 a month.
Maybe the best deal on Sling TV is for cricket fans. Pick up a $10 per month subscription to Willow TV through Sling as part of the Desi TV deal. No need to sign up to the Blue or Orange bundles. No long contracts either.
If you already use a streaming service but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch Cricket World Cup live streams by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN. And if, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money-back guarantee with ExpressVPN.
How to watch Australia vs Pakistan live streams in Canada
Cricket fans in Canada can subscribe to Willow TV at $7.99 CAD/month. Viewers can watch the ICC Cricket World Cup plus Major League Cricket, GT20 Canada, Big Bash League, Indian Premier League (IPL) and Pakistan Super League (PSL) too.
You can get Willow TV as part of your regular cable TV package or you can get it as a standalone streamed service on IOS, Android, Windows, Apple TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox On, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Google TV.
Not at home right now? Use ExpressVPN or another VPN service to access the live stream from anywhere.
How to watch Australia vs Pakistan live streams in the U.K.
Cricket fans in the U.K. can watch Australia vs Pakistan live on Sky Sports.
Sky Sports subscribers can watch the cricket on the go on mobile devices via the Sky Go streaming service, which has dedicated apps for iOS, iPadOS and Android devices, along with Xbox and PlayStation consoles.
If you want to sign up, you can check out the best Sky TV deals and packages.
Don't fancy being locked into a long, expensive contract? Consider the more flexible streaming option, Now.
If you're outside the UK and want to tune in, it's simple to do with a handy tool – simply grab a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action.
How to watch Australia vs Pakistan live streams in Australia
Aussies can watch Australia vs Pakistan for free on Channel 9 and its 9Now streaming service which has the rights to 18 games, including all Australia fixtures, both semis and the final.
For all the other fixtures at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 down under, you'll need the Fox Sports channels. If you don't have those through Foxtel, you can try Kayo Sports.
Kayo offers access to over 50 sports live and on-demand. Prices start at $25.
Aussies who aren't in the country right now can sign up for a VPN such as ExpressVPN to watch the action as if they were back home.
How to watch Australia vs Pakistan live stream in India
However, if you want to tune in on a larger screen, you'll need to pay for a Disney Star subscription. Matches will be shown live on a range of Star Sports channels.
Ready to cut the cord? Expect to pay around Rs 1,499 per month for Disney Star's all-access content plan.
If you already subscribe to one of those services but are outside of India right now, you can simply choose one of the best VPN services such as ExpressVPN to follow the World Cup live stream wherever you are are.