South Africa vs Australia live stream — how to watch Cricket World Cup semi-final online, Aussies chasing 213

Temba Bavuma (R) plays and misses ahead of the South Africa vs Australia live stream at the Cricket World Cup 2023
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Is there a more cursed scenario in sport than South Africa in a Cricket World Cup semi-final? The Proteas have played six previous CWC semis (four ODI) and crashed out every single time, often in excruciating fashion, and six-time world champions Australia have been the beneficiaries on more than one occasion. Read on and we'll show you how to watch the South Africa vs Australia live stream from anywhere with a VPN, and potentially for FREE.

Australia team: Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

South Africa team: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Gerald Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi

South Africa vs Australia live streams: TV schedule, dates

The South Africa vs Australia live stream takes place today (Thursday Nov. 16).
Time: 8:30 a.m. GMT / 3:30 a.m. ET / 0:30 a.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. AEDT
• FREE9Now in Australia
• USAESPN Plus | Willow TV (via Sling)
 UK Sky Sports
• AUS — Foxtel  / Kayo Sports
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Australia's record against South Africa in ODIs is terrible in general. They've lost 15 of their last 18 meetings with the Proteas in this format, the latest of those a 134-run battering in the group stage of this tournament that's gone down in the record books as Australia's heaviest ever defeat at a World Cup. In the knockouts, however, the Aussies are South Africa's nightmare fuel.

It's no secret that the Proteas are at their most vulnerable when they have to chase. Their only two group stage defeats came in games in which they bowled first and, ominously, one of those was a disaster at this very venue, Eden Gardens in Kolkata. They put up just 83 runs against India here, their lowest ever total at a World Cup, and fell to a 243-run defeat, their heaviest in ODI history.

There were, therefore, no prizes for guessing what the team that won the toss would choose to do. It went South Africa's way and they opted to bat first, only to get off to a disastrous start. David Miller’s ton took them to a respectable score of 212, but there's no doubt that this game is the Aussies' to lose, though the potential for an evening downpour could throw a spanner in the works late on. 

Here's everything you need to get South Africa vs Australia live streams and watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 from anywhere.

How to watch South Africa vs Australia live streams for free

How to watch FREE South Africa vs Australia live streams

Good news for fans in India: every game of the 2023 World Cup will be streamed live and for FREE via the Hotstar mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

It's also worth noting that every remaining match will be shown for FREE on 9Now in Australia.

Meanwhile, in Pakistan, select games are available to watch for free on PTV Sports, and will likely include this South Africa vs Australia semi-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 South Africa vs Australia cricket live streams from anywhere

A VPN, or virtual private network, 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.

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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

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 South Africa vs Australia live stream.

South Africa vs Australia live streams by country

How to watch South Africa vs Australia live streams in the U.S.

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Cricket fans in the U.S. can watch South Africa vs Australia on the Willow TV cable channel. Every match is also available to stream even without cable.

ESPN Plus also has the rights to stream the entire tournament. 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 South Africa vs Australia live with simultaneous streaming on three devices, as well as enjoying highlights and catch-up tv, with a Sling subscription available for $10 a month.

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If you already use a streaming service but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch South Africa vs Australia 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 South Africa vs Australia live streams in Canada

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Cricket fans in Canada can sign up to Willow TV for $7.99 CAD/month for South Africa vs Australia live streams. A subscription will also provide access to Major League Cricket, GT20 Canada, Big Bash League, Indian Premier League (IPL) and Pakistan Super League (PSL).

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 South Africa vs Australia live streams in the U.K.

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How to watch South Africa vs Australia live streams in Australia

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Aussies can watch South Africa vs Australia for free on Channel 9 and its 9Now streaming service, which has the rights to every remaining game of the tournament.

They're also being shown on the Fox Sports channels, which has the rights to an extensive array of top-tier live sports. If you don't get the channels 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 South Africa vs Australia live stream in India

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Every game of the 2023 World Cup is being live streamed for free via the Hotstar mobile app (iOS and 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 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.

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Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about technology, sport and politics for a wide range of publications including TechRadar, What Hi-Fi?, The Independent, Trusted Reviews, and Newsweek. These days, he focuses mainly on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: live TV and penny-pinching. When he's not attending a top-flight English soccer match, you can find him perfecting his table tennis skills.