Steve Smith and David Warner could face a rough ride as South Africa take on Australia in a test match for the first time since sandpapergate four years ago. The Proteas, no strangers to the strange ball-or-three tampering scandal, have seized every opportunity to stir up the pot, but now is the time for their cricket to do the talking. Feisty doesn’t even begin to cover it. Read on as we explain how to watch a live stream between Australia and South Africa and see the first test online from anywhere.
Australia vs South Africa 1st test live stream
At your place: Saturday 17 December – Wednesday 21 December
Start time: 11:20am AEDT / 12:20pm GMT / 2:20am SAST / 5:50am IST / 1:20pm NZDT / 7:20pm ET
Place: La Gabba, Brisbane
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The Australians are currently the world’s No. 1 cricket team and the runaway leaders of the current World Test Championship campaign. In South Africa, Marnus Labuschagne and skipper Pat Cummins, who has recovered from a quad injury, can count on the services of the best batsman and bowler in the format, however, it is with a slight sense of unease that they approach this series.
South Africa have won three consecutive series Down Under and Dean Elgar has made it abundantly clear that his men are ready to trade shots both above and below the belt, on and off the field, to make it four. It’s one heck of a platform for interim manager Mali Maketa to take his bow on, especially as South Africa aren’t scheduled to play another three-Test series against the Australians until 2026, when Australia will be the tourists .
The Proteas were knocked out twice in two days in their last test match, against England in September, and although the return of Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen should help that, Cummins and Mitchell Starc will pounce on any sign of weakness.
Follow our guide for all the details you need to find a reliable live stream between Australia and South Africa for the first Test, and watch every session online wherever you are.
Australia vs South Africa test schedule: dates and times
- 1st test: 17-21 December 一 The Gabba, Brisbane 一 11:20am AEDT / 2:20am SAST
- 2nd test: 26-30 December 一 MCG, Melbourne 一 10:30am AEDT / 1:30am SAST
- 3rd test: January 4-8 一 SCG, Sydney 一 10:30am AEDT / 1:30am SAST
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How to watch Australia vs South Africa Test Cricket from outside your country
We’ve got you covered below with your official Australia vs South Africa broadcast options for South Africa, the UK, India, New Zealand and the USA, but if you’re currently outside your country of residence and trying to stream cricket via the your local broadcaster, you’ll soon find that you can’t, as location is limited. But there is a way to tune in regardless.
By downloading and installing a VPN, you can actually trick your computer into thinking it’s back home. This way you can enjoy your home coverage without having to find an illegal stream, provided you respect the broadcaster’s fine print, of course, especially its terms and conditions.
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