India vs South Africa live stream: How to watch Cricket World Cup 2023 online from anywhere – Proteas chasing 327

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Watch an India vs South Africa live stream

Looking for a free India vs South Africa live stream? This match is being shown for FREE on 9Now in Australia and the Hotstar mobile app in India. If you live in Australia or India but you're away from home right now you can use a VPN to unblock the free stream from anywhere. For full details on how to watch India vs South Africa in other parts of the world, keep reading.

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Date Sunday, November 5
Time 1.30am PT / 3.30am ET / 8.30am GMT / 1.30pm PKT / 2pm IST / 7.30pm AEDT / 9.30pm NZDT
Watch FREE: Hotstar app (IND) | 9Now (AUS)
US live stream: Willow TV on Sling ($10)
Use ExpressVPN to watch any stream

India vs South Africa: preview 

India and South Africa have a chance to size each other up at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, in a clash that could well be a preview of the Cricket World Cup final. The unbeaten Men in Blue became the first team to officially book their place in the knockouts in midweek, and the Proteas joined them yesterday.

That man Virat Kohli matched the great Sachin Tendulkar's record for the most ODI centuries in the first session, notching a masterly 101 to leave South Africa chasing 327 for the win.

There's no doubt that the hosts have been the standout team of the tournament, but what they did to Sri Lanka on Thursday was so jaw-dropping is bordered on cruel. After challenging them to pull off the highest run chase in Cricket World Cup history, India skittled them for 55 by putting on one of the finest displays of seam bowling you're ever likely to see. 

When Sri Lanka were at 3-4 it had genuinely looked like they wouldn't make it to double-figures. Mohammed Siraj's 3-16 set the tone, but Mohammed Shami stole the show again with a 5-18 to go along with his five-for against New Zealand and four-for against England. He's now India's all-time leading World Cup wicket-taker, with 45 from just 14 games.

South Africa's 190-run mauling of New Zealand ended up being overshadowed as a result, and that suits the Proteas just fine. They've snuck under the radar throughout the tournament, despite Quinton de Kock leading the run count and Marco Jansen standing as one of the tournament's top wicket-takers with 16.

India team: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

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

Want to tune in? Here's how to watch the 2023 Cricket World Cup and get an India vs South Africa live stream online from wherever you are, including FREE streaming options.

FREE India vs South Africa live streams

Where to find FREE India vs South Africa live streams

Just like every other game of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, India vs South Africa will be live streamed for FREE via the Hotstar app for mobiles in India.

The game will also be shown for FREE on 9Now in Australia (English commentary). Selected games are free on PTV Sports in Pakistan, but it's not clear whether India vs South Africa made the cut.

Traveling outside India, Australia or Pakistan? Easy – use the no.1 cricket VPN to unblock your usual stream from anywhere. Details below.

How to watch IND vs SA from abroad

How to watch India vs South Africa live stream from outside your country

Below we've got you covered with your official broadcasting options for more cricket-loving countries (and the US!), but if you're outside your country of residence - whether that's India, Pakistan, Australia or anywhere else - and try to start streaming the 2023 Cricket World Cup via your typical broadcasting service, you'll soon discover that you can't, as it's location restricted. But there is a way to tune in regardless.

By downloading and installing a VPN, you can effectively trick your computer into thinking that it's back at home. That way you can enjoy your home coverage without having to find an illegal stream - assuming you comply with the broadcaster's fine print, of course - specifically its terms and conditions.

Use a VPN to watch India vs South Africa from anywhere:

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Global India vs South Africa live streams

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How to watch India vs South Africa in Australia


India vs South Africa, along with select 2023 Cricket World Cup matches, being shown for FREE on Channel 9 in Australia. Play is set to get underway at 7.30pm AEDT on Sunday evening.

Viewers can also fire up a FREE India vs South Africa live stream on the 9Now streaming service, which is compatible with most smart devices. Currently away from Australia?

Use a VPN to watch India vs South Africa on 9Now from abroad.

Die-hard cricket fans can instead watch every match of the tournament on Fox Sports, available through Foxtel. Coverage can also be live streamed via Foxtel Now

A most cost-efficient alternative to Foxtel is the incredible sports platform Kayo Sports.

Kayo lets you stream on one device with its One plan (AU$25/month), two devices with Basic (AU$30/month), and three devices with a Premium sub (AU$35 a month).

Kayo also gives you access to over 50 other sports including the NFL, NBA, PGA Tour golf, NRL, F1... the list goes on! Handy if you don't want to go all out on Fox.

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How to watch India vs South Africa live stream for FREE in India

FREE via the Hotstar app

Every game of the 2023 Cricket World Cup is being live streamed for FREE via the Hotstar app for mobiles in the host country India.

However, if you want to tune in on a larger screen, you'll need to pay for Star Sports or a Disney+ Hotstar streaming subscription. Disney Plus Hotstar prices start at Rs 299 per month, or Rs 899 for a whole year.

India vs South Africa is scheduled to start at 2pm IST on Sunday afternoon.

Anyone outside of India who wants to watch their home Cricket World Cup coverage can download a good VPN to securely live stream the action.

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How to watch India vs South Africa live stream for FREE in Pakistan

PTV Sports

Select 2023 Cricket World Cup games, are being live streamed on the state-owned channel PTV Sports in Pakistan. It's not clear if India vs South Africa made the cut, but it might be worth checking on Sunday moring.

Anyone in Pakistan simply needs to head to the PTV Sports website or download the PTVFLIX app to tune in without paying a penny.

Play will get underway at 1.30pm PKT on Sunday afternoon.

Not in Pakistan right now? You can still enjoy the same free Cricket World Cup coverage you would at home - all you need is a world class VPN service.

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How to watch India vs South Africa live stream in the UK

Sky Sports

Sky Sports has the rights to show every 2023 Cricket World Cup game in the UK (the final will also be shown by Channel 5 for free). Tune in to Sky Sports Main Event or Sky Sports Cricket.

If you want to sign up, you can check out our dedicated guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.

India vs South Africa is scheduled to begin at 8.30am GMT on Sunday morning.

Don't fancy being locked in to a long, expensive contract? Consider the more flexible streaming option, Now (formerly Now TV) with Day (£11.98) and Month (£34.99) Membership options.

To access your usual streaming service from outside the UK, you'll need to download a good streaming VPN, as detailed above. 

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How to watch India vs South Africa live stream in the US (and Canada) and without cable


Every game of the 2023 Cricket World Cup is being shown on both ESPN Plus online and Willow TV in the US. Willow is also available in Canada.

Just be warned that India vs South Africa is set to begin at 3.30am ET / 1.30am PT on Saturday night/Sunday morning.

We'd recommend ESPN Plus to sports fanatics watching online, as it also has the rights to the NFL, MLB, NHL, PGA Tour golf, Top Rank boxing and EFL, FA Cup, Bundesliga and La Liga soccer.

Monthly plans cost $10.99 a month, while the cost-saving annual subscription is priced at $109.99 a year.

But there's even better value to be had if you grab ESPN+ as part of the big Disney Plus Bundle. As well as ESPN Plus live sports and documentaries, you'll get access to the hugely impressive Disney Plus catalog, which features Marvel movies, every Simpsons episode ever, the complete Star Wars canon, Pixar films, and much more, plus all the great shows and movies that Hulu offers.

And the cost is super reasonable - you only have to pay $14.99 a month for the Disney Plus bundle – $24.99 if you want to ditch the ads.

Willow TV, meanwhile, is available from a number of cable providers including Dish, Spectrum, Xfinity, Verizon Fios and more. It's also accessible via OTT provider Sling TV across a range of devices. There are options to pay just for Willow (from $10 a month), or add it to your existing Sling plan. You can check out your options and sign up on its website.

Out of the US and want to watch your home coverage? No worries - just use a VPN as described below.

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How to watch an India vs South Africa live stream in New Zealand

Sky Sport

Sky Sport is the place to watch India vs South Africa, along with every game of the Cricket World Cup, in New Zealand. Play is set to begin at 9.30pm NZDT on Sunday night.

Subscribers can tune in online using the country's Sky Go service.

If you don't have Sky Sport on cable, the cricket is also being shown live via the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform. A Sky Sport Now subscription costs from $24.99 per week.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.