As any good Test match should, it all comes down to the final day as England look to bowl the West Indies out for a famous series win at Old Trafford today. Victory for the hosts would see them lift the Wisden Trophy for the last time before it's retired - but Jason Holder's talented Windies side won't go down without a fight. The tourists need a 2nd innings haul of 389 to win the 3rd Test - though a draw would also see them retain the trophy as the current holders. Cricket doesn't get much more dramatic than this, so follow our guide below as we explain how to watch an England vs West Indies live stream and catch all of the day 5 action online right now.
The 3nd Test of this summer's England vs West Indies series takes place at Old Trafford in Manchester from July 24-28. Play starts at 11am BST every day on Sky Sports and anyone without Sky can watch all the action with a Now TV Sky Sports Pass.
The series stands at 1-1 with the 3rd Test hanging in the balance, and while England are heavily favoured by the bookies to see things through in Manchester this Tuesday, the West Indies can't be discounted - especially if more unsavoury weather rears its head on day 5.
Rain wiped out the entire fourth day of play yesterday, so Joe Root's England XI will be after quick wickets when action resumes later today, lest Mother Nature stick an inconvenient oar in again.
England's advantageous position has been a real team effort this Test, with Rory Burns, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler, Stuart Broad and captain Joe Root all stepping up to deliver runs in the absence of Ben Stokes' usual batting heroics. Broad has been even more deadly with the ball, though, with the paceman taking 8 wickets over the first four days of the 3rd Test.
Yet we mustn't forget this is the same Windies team who won the 1st Test in Southampton - captain Jason Holder and paceman Shannon Gabriel tearing through the England batting order for a combined 16 wickets - including a double of Stokes for Holder.
Ready for some more Test cricket action? So are we. Read on as we explain how to get an England vs West Indies live stream and watch day 5 of the 3rd Test online this Tuesday.
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How to watch England vs West Indies cricket from outside your country
Fans of red ball cricket in the UK, Australia and the US can read on for details of how to watch this summer's third and final England vs West indies Test. However, if you're away from home country and looking to catch the action, you'll likely to find you won't be able to use your normal streaming services thanks to geo-blocking.
Thankfully there's a way to alleviate that frustration. By using a VPN you'll be able to watch the game without having to resort to watching via some dodgy feed your mate told you about.
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Once you've chosen and installed your VPN of choice, simply open the service's corresponding app, hit 'choose location', select the appropriate country and you'll be able to watch the broadcast as if you were back at home.
How to watch England vs West Indies: live stream day 5 of the 3nd Test in the UK
Sky Sports once again has exclusive live broadcast rights to the cricket in the UK, including this Test series. If you subscribe to Sky Sports, you'll be able to watch each match live on your TV. All matches will also be available in Ultra HD for Sky Q subscribers. You can also live stream all of the action on your phone or tablet using the Sky Go app.
A Now TV Sky Sports Pass gets you access to all 11 Sky Sports channels and costs £9.99 a day or £33.99 a month - the Monthly Pass being the only way to go for cricket fans, especially with August's England vs Pakistan Test series looming. In addition, you'll get the final round of Premier League matches aired by Sky, PGA Tour golf, F1 action, NBA basketball, and so much more.
if you're not in the UK but want to catch up with any of the Sky coverage, then you'll need a VPN to relocate your IP to the UK and get around the region restrictions. Just follow those instructions above.
Coverage begins each day of the Test at 10.30am BST on Sky Sports Cricket, with play scheduled to start at 11am.
How to live stream England vs West Indies 2020 in Australia
For those Down Under, Fox Sports is generally the place to watch cricket. Bizarrely, as it's a pay TV channel, this is actually great news for cord-cutters, as it means that streaming service Kayo Sports will be offering end-to-end England vs West Indies coverage without the need to take out a contract.
Kayo is also significantly cheaper, with a Kayo Sports Basic Package costing $25 per month and allowing users to stream across two devices simultaneously. Alternatively, the service also offers a Kayo Sports Premium Package, which provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month. We probably don't need to tell you, but this means you can get it for peanuts by splitting a subscription with friends or family - and if you haven't used it before, there's even a FREE TRIAL to take advantage of.
For those wanting to watch the Fox or Kayo Sports subscription coverage overseas, you'll need to go down the VPN route as above.
Coverage of the 3rd Test starts at 8pm AEST every day.
How to watch England vs West Indies day 2: US cricket live stream
To watch Willow TV when you're out of America and geo-blocked, our VPN workaround as outlined above will ensure you don't miss any of the action.
The first ball will be bowled at at 6am ET/3am PT every day, but as it's Test cricket, you can tune it to plenty of action at more sociable hours - play should run until around 2-3pm ET most days.
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Sky generally enjoys the rights to live cricket coverage in Australia - though as there's no local interest, it doesn't seem that the country's version of Sky Sports is airing this week's England vs West Indies 3nd Test.
When it does show the action, there's the Sky Go app available for on-the-go viewing - and anyone currently overseas can always utilise the VPN route outlined earlier.
While the postponed of the T20 World Cup this autumn means the Black Caps have no scheduled matches on the horizon, a number of players are expected to participate in the IPL.
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James is a technology journalist with nearly 10 years experience and currently Sports and TV Streaming Editor at Future, where he works across TechRadar, T3 and Tom's Guide. He is here to help you find the best ways to watch sports, TV shows and movies online. Previously, he was News and Features Editor at Trusted Reviews, Editor of Lifehacker UK, and Senior Staff Writer at ITProPortal.