England vs Australia live stream — how to watch the Ashes 5th Test free online, Day 5

Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne reaches his century during day four of the Ashes 4th Test Match between England and Australia
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Watch Ashes 5th Test live stream

Looking for a free England vs Australia live stream? The Ashes 5th Test is being shown for FREE on 9Now in Australia, and on TVNZ Duke in New Zealand. Use our favourite cricket VPN to access free coverage from anywhere, if you're away from home or on holiday.

In the UK, the Ashes 5th Test is on Sky Sports. It's on Willow TV in the US, and Sony LIV in India. Full details on how to watch England vs Australia in the Ashes 5th Test just below.

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Dates: Thursday, July 27 - Monday, July 31
Start time: 11am BST / 8pm AEST / 3.30pm IST / 6am ET
Free live stream: 9Now (AUS) | TVNZ Plus (NZ)
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Ashes 5th Test preview

England and Australia will conclude a fascinating Ashes series when they go head-to-head for the final time this week. Rain brought a premature end to yesterday's play, with the Aussie openers frustrating the host's attack. The visitors require 249 to win with 10 wickets remaining – can they do it and win the Ashes on English soil for the first time since 2001? 

It was a damp ending to the 4th Test last time out at Old Trafford, with rain restricting play on the last two days to just a handful of overs. It had been a rather one-sided contest until the heavens opened, with England notching an impressive 592 after the Aussies had set them a target of 317. The hosts then managed to take five wickets in their quest for the win that would've levelled the series, but the famous British weather had other ideas, with the final day ending in a total washout.

That draw means Australia retain the Ashes and have a chance to win the series outright here at The Oval – something they haven't managed to do in England since 2001. The big question will be whether the hosts can maintain the momentum from their Old Trafford performance, or whether the disappointment of not being able to finish things off and turn this game into a series decider will have affected their mindset. As long as the weather permits, we're all set for another absorbing Test to bring the 2023 Ashes to a close.   

Read on as we explain how to watch the Ashes 5th Test live stream today – and watch England vs Australia online from wherever you are, including for free.

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FREE Ashes 5th Test live stream in Australia

Channel 9

Cricket fans in Australia are among the luckiest in the world, as they can watch the Ashes 4th Test, along with every subsequent clash, for FREE on Channel 9.

That means viewers can also fire up a free Ashes live stream on the 9Now streaming service, which is compatible with most smart devices. 

Currently away from Australia?

Use a VPN to watch Ashes on 9Now from abroad.

The only catch is that play is set to begin at 8pm AEST across all five days, which means you're going to have plenty of late nights in store.

How to watch Ashes 5th Test from outside your country

Below we've got you covered with your official broadcasting options for cricket loving countries (and the US!), but if you're outside your country of residence - whether that's Australia, the UK or anywhere else - and try to start streaming the Ashes 4th Test via your local broadcaster, 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 England vs Australia from anywhere:

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How to use a VPN to watch Ashes 5th Test

Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...

1. Download and install a VPN – as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN.

2. Connect to the appropriate server location – open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location, eg: 'Australia' for 9Now.

3. Go to the broadcaster's stream – head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - 9Now for Aussies abroad.

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How to watch England vs Australia: live stream Ashes 5th Test in the UK


The Ashes 5th Test is being shown on Sky Sports and its dedicated Sky Sports Cricket channel in the UK. Play is scheduled to begin at 11am BST across all five days.

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 our dedicated guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.

Don't fancy being locked in to a long, expensive contract? Consider the more flexible streaming option, Now, (formerly Now TV).

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 England vs Australia: live stream Ashes 5th Test for FREE in New Zealand


TVNZ Duke is showing the Ashes 5th Test for free in New Zealand, with play set to get underway at 10pm NZST across all five days.

That means you can live stream England vs Australia for free on TVNZ Plus, which is also completely free to use.

Outside New Zealand? Remember that Kiwis abroad can use a VPN to tune into TVNZ Plus while away from home.

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How to watch England vs Australia: live stream Ashes 5th Test in India


The Ashes 5th Test is being shown on Sony Sports Ten 5 in India, with play set to begin at 3.30pm IST on all five days.

If you'd prefer to watch on an app or website, Sony Liv will be also streaming the action. You'll need a premium subscription to watch England vs Australia live, which costs Rs 999 for a year, Rs 699 for six months, or Rs 299 per month. There's also a mobile-only plan that costs Rs 599 per year.

Anyone outside of India who wants to watch their home cricket coverage can just pick up a good cricket VPN and follow the instructions above to safely live stream the action. 

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How to watch England vs Australia: live stream Ashes 5th Test cricket in the US and Canada


Dedicated cricket streaming service Willow TV is the place to watch the Ashes 5th Test in the US, with play set to begin at 6am ET / 3am PT across all five days.

Willow TV is available from a number of cable providers including Dish, Spectrum, Xfinity, Verizon Fios and more. 

Not got cable? No worries, as Willow TV is also accessible via OTT provider Sling TV across a range of devices. There are options to pay just for Willow (from $7 a month), or add it to your existing Sling plan. You can check out your options and sign up on its website.

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