Put in to bat at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Pakistan have made 282-7. Their total was boosted by a late flourish from Iftikhar Ahmed and Shadab Khan who put on 73 for the sixth wicket off 7.3 overs at the tail end of the innings. Earlier Babar Azam had made 74 of 92 balls. Afghanistan's highest successful run chase in ODIs is 276 against the UAE in 2014. Read on and we'll show you how to watch this match live from anywhere with a VPN, and potentially for FREE.
The Pakistan vs Afghanistan live stream takes place on Monday (Oct. 23).
► 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)
• USA — ESPN Plus | Willow TV (on Sling)
• UK — Sky Sports
• AUS — Foxtel / Kayo Sports
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free
For a team that has spent the past several weeks ranked either first or second in the world for limited-overs cricket, Pakistan have had a lean time of it. They finished bottom of the Super 4s in the Asia Cup, and have lost two of their four games so far in the World Cup in India.
Pakistan’s batting line up was their strength before the tournament, but it has struggled to fire. Captain Babar Azam averages 20 so far – paltry when set against a career average of 57. Mohammad Rizwan, at least, is having a fine tournament.
Afghanistan were the only one of the five Asian nations not to reach the Super 4s stage in the recent Asia Cup. So for them to get to the semi finals of this tournament was never a realistic proposition. Instead it was always going to be about how many wins they could add to their meagre tally of one in 15 World Cup matches.
They have already claimed the trophy scalp of World Cup holders England. Could Pakistan be next?
This day/night match starts at 2pm IST. Here's everything you need to get Pakistan vs Afghanistan live streams and watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 from anywhere.
How to watch Pakistan vs Afghanistan live streams for free
How to watch FREE Pakistan vs Afghanistan 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, but not this one, sadly.
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 Pakistan vs Afghanistan 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 Indian service, such as Hotstar, you'd select India from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action and watch the Pakistan vs Afghanistan live stream.
Pakistan vs Afghanistan live streams by country
How to watch Pakistan vs Afghanistan live streams in the U.S.
Cricket fans in the U.S. can watch Pakistan vs Afghanistan 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 Pakistan vs Afghanistan 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 Pakistan vs Afghanistan 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 Pakistan vs Afghanistan live streams in the U.K.
Cricket fans in the U.K. can watch Pakistan vs Afghanistan 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 Pakistan vs Afghanistan live streams in Australia
Aussies can watch Pakistan vs Afghanistan on 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.
It's also worth noting that free-to-air Channel 9 and its the 9Now streaming service have the rights to 18 games, including all Australia fixtures, both semis and the final.
How to watch Pakistan vs Afghanistan 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.