India vs South Africa at Eden Gardens in Kolkata is a mouth-watering clash bringing together the two best teams so far in the 2023 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup. Opting to bat first, India have made 326-5. On his 35th birthday, Virat Kohli scored 101 not out off 121 balls, his 49th one day international century, equalling Sachin Tendulkar's world record. If South Africa achieve the target it will be their highest successful chase at a world cup. Read on and we'll show you how to watch the India vs South Africa live stream from anywhere with a VPN, and potentially for FREE.
The India vs South Africa live stream takes place on Sunday (Nov. 5).
► Time: 8:30 a.m. GMT / 4:30 a.m. ET / 1:30 a.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. AEDT
• FREE — Hotstar (India, mobile app only)
• FREE — 9Now (Australia)
• USA — ESPN Plus | Willow TV (on Sling)
• UK — Sky Sports
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free
This is not the first first-vs-second-in-the-table clash India have been involved in. New Zealand were in second place when they took on India in Dharamsala back on October 22, a match which ended in an Indian victory by four wickets with two overs to spare.
But South Africa look to be India’s toughest challenge so far. A South African victory would take them top of the table on net run rate.
One of the fascinating aspects of this clash is how it pits the best bowling attack in the World Cup against the best batting line up. South Africa's eight consecutive totals of 300-plus when batting first in ODIs, five of which have come in this world cup, is a record run. South Africa’s batsmen have scored eight centuries in the five World Cup matches in which they have batted first, with Quinton de Kock leading the way with four, and the side has hit 69 sixes when batting first.
This day-night match starts at 2pm IST local time. Here's everything you need to get India vs South Africa live streams and watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 from anywhere.
How to watch India vs South Africa live streams for free
How to watch FREE India vs South Africa live streams
It's also worth noting that 18 matches are FREE on 9Now in Australia, including this one, all Aussie games, the semis and the final.
Selected games are will be shown for FREE on PTV Sports in Pakistan, although it's unclear if this one will make the cut.
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 India vs South Africa 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.
VPNs are totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite 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. 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 India vs South Africa live stream.
India vs South Africa live streams by country
How to watch India vs South Africa live streams in the U.S.
Cricket fans in the U.S. can watch India vs South Africa 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 India vs South Africa 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 India vs South Africa 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 India vs South Africa live streams in the U.K.
Cricket fans in the U.K. can watch India vs South Africa 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 India vs South Africa live streams in Australia
Aussies can watch India vs South Africa for free on Channel 9 and its 9Now streaming service which has the rights to 18 games, including this one, 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 India vs South Africa 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.