South Africa vs Afghanistan live stream — how to watch Cricket World Cup game online

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The South Africa vs Afghanistan match at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad gives South Africa the chance to seal second spot in the cricket world cup group table. Afghanistan, who elected to bat, have been bowled out for 244 off the final ball, with Azmatullah Omarzai 97 not out. Gerald Coetzee took 4-44 and Quinton de Kock took six catches. Read on and we'll show you how to watch the South Africa vs Afghanistan live stream from anywhere with a VPN, and potentially for FREE.

South Africa vs Afghanistan live streams: TV schedule, dates

The South Africa v Afghanistan live stream takes place on Friday (Nov. 10).
Time: 8:30 a.m. GMT / 3:30 a.m. ET / 0:30 a.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. AEDT
• USAESPN Plus | Willow TV (via Sling)
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• AUS — Foxtel  / Kayo Sports
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South Africa have already qualified for the semi-finals, where they will play Australia. Victory in the final game will almost certainly ensure they finish second in the group table, a place above Australia. Defeat would would relegate South Africa from second to third in the table if Australia, as expected, win their final group game, which is against struggling Bangladesh.

Afghanistan are, in theory, competing for the one remaining semi-final place and a meeting with India. This berth is a three-way battle with New Zealand, who played their final group match on Thursday, and Pakistan, who play theirs against England on Saturday.

But New Zealand winning their final group match at a canter has, in effect, knocked Afghanistan out. Afghanistan can still match New Zealand's points total, but their net run rate is too far adrift to claw back over one game. A Pakistan victory would almost certainly mean that the Men In Green also finish above Afghanistan in the table.

Even though Afghanistan are set to fall short, the 2023 Cricket World Cup has been a step forward for them. They have beaten three past World Cup winners in England, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka and have qualified for the Champions Trophy in 2025 in Pakistan. Here's everything you need to get South Africa vs Afghanistan live streams and watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 from anywhere.

How to watch South Africa vs Afghanistan live streams for free

How to watch FREE South Africa vs Afghanistan 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 18 matches are FREE on 9Now in Australia, including  the semis and the final, but not this match.

Meanwhile, in Pakistan, selected games will be shown for FREE on PTV Sports. There's no confirmation yet, but we'd expect this major Afghanistan clash to be live on PTV Sports.

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 Afghanistan 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.


Safety, speed, and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. It's also compatible with loads of devices and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you want to try it out.

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 Afghanistan live stream.

South Africa vs Afghanistan live streams by country

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

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Cricket fans in the U.S. can watch South Africa 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 South Africa 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.


ESPN Plus costs $10.99 per month for the basic package, but you can save over 15% by signing up for a year for $109.99. That brings access to more cricket, plus boxing, the NFL, MLB, NHL, PGA Tour golf, soccer, major tennis and even the UFC if you're happy to add the occasional PPV fee.

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.

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 South Africa vs Afghanistan live streams in Canada

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Cricket fans in Canada can subscribe to Willow TV at $7.99 CAD/month. Viewers can watch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 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 South Africa vs Afghanistan live streams in the U.K.

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Cricket fans in the U.K. can watch South Africa 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 South Africa vs Afghanistan live streams in Australia

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Aussies can watch South Africa vs Afghanistan for free on Channel 9. Its 9Now streaming service has the rights to 18 games, including all Australia fixtures, both semis and the final. But not South Africa vs Afghanistan. 

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 South Africa vs Afghanistan 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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Roderick Easdale

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.