Steve Smith and David Warner could be in for a tough ride as South Africa take on Australia in a Test match for the first time since the emery gate four years ago. The Proteas, who are no strangers to a ball-tampering scandal or all three, took every opportunity to stir the pot, but now is the time for cricket to do the talking. Feisty doesn’t even begin to cover it up. Read on as we explain how to watch live Australia and South Africa and take the First Test online from anywhere.
Australia and South Africa 1st Test Match Live Streaming
Dates: Saturday 17th December – Wednesday 21st December
start time: 11.20am EST / 12.20am GMT / 2.20am SAST / 5.50am IST / 1.20pm NZT / 7.20pm ET
Place: The Gabba, Brisbane
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Aussies are currently the #1 ranked Test cricket team in the world and wild leaders of the current World Test Championship campaign. South African-born Marnus Labuschagne and skipper Pat Cummins, recovering from a quadruple injury, can count on the services of their co-ordination MVP, however, and he feels a slight sense of unease as they approach this series.
South Africa have won three consecutive Down Under series, and Dean Elgar has made it clear that his men are ready to trade blows above and below the belt, on and off the court, to make these four. It’s one platform for interim head coach Mali Makita to push, especially since South Africa are not due to play another three-Test series against the Australian until 2026, when Australia are the tourists.
The Proteas were bowled out twice in two days in their last Test match, against England in September, and although the returns of Timba Bafuma and Rasi van der Dusen will help in that regard, Cummins and Mitchell Stark will pounce on any signs of weakness.
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Australia vs South Africa Test Schedule: Dates and Times
- The first test: Dec 17-21 一 The Gabba, Brisbane 一 11.20am AEST / 2.20am SAST
- The second test: Dec 26-30 MCG, Melbourne 一 10.30am AEST / 1.30am SAST
- The third test: 4-8 January, SCG, Sydney 一 10.30am AEST / 1.30am SAST
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How to watch Australia vs South Africa test cricket from outside your country
Below, we’ve got you covered with the official Australia vs South Africa streaming options for South Africa, the UK, India, New Zealand and the US, but if you’re currently outside your country of residence and trying to stream cricket via a local broadcaster, you’ll soon find out that you can’t, as their site is restricted. But there is a way to adjust regardless.
By downloading and installing a VPN, you can effectively trick your computer into thinking it’s back home. This way you can enjoy your home coverage without having to find illegal streaming – assuming you adhere to the exact terms of the broadcaster, of course, specifically their terms and conditions.
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