Australia vs Pakistan live stream — how to watch Second Test match online

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At the close of the third day Australia lead Pakistan by 241 runs with four second innings wickets remaining. Australia had started their second innings badly and were 16-4, but Steve Smith and Mitch Marsh put in 153 for the fifth wicket, the highest fifth-wicket stand in Test history for when the batsmen had come together with no more than 20 runs on the board. Marsh made 96 and Smith 50 in Australia's 187-6. When the score was on 46-4, Marsh had been dropped at first slip by by Abdullah Shafique off Aamer Jamal.

Play had been unable to resume on time after the lunch interval as the third umpire was stuck in a lift. Play resumed with the fourth umpire taking over the third umpire duties. Follow our guide below for where to watch Australia v Pakistan Second Test live streams from anywhere and potentially for FREE.

Australia vs Pakistan, Second Test live stream: TV schedule, dates

Dates: Dec. 26-30
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Victoria
Time: 11:30 p.m. GMT  / 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT / 10:30 a.m. AEDT (Dec. 26) / 5.00 a.m. IST (Dec. 26)
• FREE — 7 plus (Australia)
• U.S. —
Willow TV / Sling
• U.K. — TNT Sports
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Australia vs Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground in the Second Test gives the hosts a chance to wrap up the three-match series with a game to spare after Australia won the First Test by 360 runs, Pakistan’s 15th consecutive test defeat in Australia. For the visitors, it was a supine effort. After their pre-series bullish talk of attacking batting, they crawled along at 2.66 runs an over in the first innings, compared to Australia’s 4.29 run rate. In their second knock, Pakistan were skittled for 89. All this by a side that looks stronger in batting than bowling.

Pakistan’s coach Mohammad Hafeez said of the batting that: “We made plans for the team, but unfortunately we couldn't execute them well. The guys wanted to, but they never applied themselves, to be very honest. There were certain situations where we could have dominated."

The positives were the debuts from young bowlers Aamer Jamal and Khurram Shahzad who took the bulk of the wickets between them – unfortunately without much support from the more established members of the attack.

Here's how to watch every ball of the Second Test match online and potentially for FREE. Take at look at our page on how to watch cricket for more general live stream information.

Free Australia vs Pakistan Second Test live stream

Cricket fans in Australia can watch all the action for FREE on Channel 7 and the 7 plus streaming service

But what if you're based in Australia but aren't at home to catch the Australia vs Pakistan Second Test live stream – and don't want to spend money on pay TV in another country when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home?

Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below.

Australia vs Pakistan Second Test live streams around the world

It's only natural that you might want to watch a free Australia vs Pakistan 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.


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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 - 7 plus for Aussies abroad.

How to watch Australia vs Pakistan Second Test around the world

How to watch Australia vs Pakistan, Second Test live streams in Australia

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The great news for cricket fans in Australia is that they can they can watch the Australia vs Pakistan Second Test for FREE on Channel 7.

That also means viewers Down Under can watch all of the action online for free via the 7+ streaming service, which is compatible with most smart devices. 

Kayo Sports is also where you can watch Fox Sports and the test match. It offers access to over 50 sports live and on-demand, with some its big name channels including Fox Sports, ESPN, and beIN Sports.

It 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.

Going to be outside Oz during the test match? Simply use a VPN to access Channel 7 from overseas, without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a 30-day, risk-free money-back guarantee.

How to watch Australia vs Pakistan, Second Test live streams in the U.S.

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Dedicated cricket streaming service Willow TV is showing the Australia vs Pakistan 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. 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.

Sling TV

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.

How to watch Australia vs Pakistan live streams in the UK

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TNT Sports (formerly BT Sport) is showing the Australia vs Pakistan test series.

You can get TNT by subscribing to the Discovery Plus Premium plan for £29.99 per month, or you can add TNT Sports through Sky, BT, EE or Virgin Media to watch via your television provider. 

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

Watch Australia vs Pakistan Second Test live streams in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access the Australia vs Pakistan test match at Perth 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 Australia vs Pakistan Second Test live streams in India

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Every ball of the Australia versus Pakistan series is being live streamed for free via the Hotstar mobile app (iOSand Android) 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 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 Pakistan's tour of Australia wherever you are are. Anyone outside of India who wants to watch their home cricket coverage can just pick up a good VPN and follow the instructions above to safely live stream the action. 

Australia vs Pakistan Second Test teams

Australia vs Pakistan Second Test teams

Australia: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (captain), Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

Pakistan: Imam-Ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Shan Masood (captain), Babar Azam, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Salman Ali Agha, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Mir Hamza, Aamir Jamal.

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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 WodehouseThe Don: Beyond BoundariesWally 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.