How to watch India vs Sri Lanka including free live streams

Cricket fans in UK, India, Pakistan, USA, Australia or beyond, here's how to stream the IND SRL T20i cricket crunch match

Sri Lanka's players celebrate their win as Bangladesh's captain Shakib Al Hasan walks past them during the Asia Cup Twenty20 international cricket match
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UPDATE: This game is over. Sri Lanka beat India with one ball remaining in an absolute classic T20i. 

When Sri Lanka lost four quick wickets including key man Kusal Mendis, and the required run rate ticked up over 10, ESPN's win predictor had them at just 25% likely to win. As usual with that algorithm, that sounded implausible to me. It's like the most knee-jerk online bore you ever saw, changing its mind as soon as the match swings a little one way or the other and making predictions that are ever so dramatic.

There was no doubt that with Mendis gone, the game turned around. The question was, could India press home their sudden advantage, or could Sri Lanka's strong lower middle order cut loose, footloose, everybody cut footloose? And as it turned out, Sri Lanka did cut loose, and India lost.

Everybody cut, everybody cut. Everybody cut footloose!

To reach the final, India now need to comfortably beat AFG – which is by no means a foregone conclusion, especially based on their last two performances – while Pakistan lose to SL and Afghanistan. Mind you, the 'beauty' of T20i is PAK and SL's form could completely disintegrate in their remaining fixtures, so you never know.

Here's the original article: India vs Sri Lanka sees the Asia Cup reach boiling point – so mind your fingers. The IND SL crunch match is on NOW. What are you waiting for? If India lose, they’ll almost certainly go out, having lost their first game of the 'Super 4' stage to arch rivals PAK. SL are in a great position. They've looked impressive in their last two games, after looking absolutely abysmal in that first one. Their run chases against Bangladesh and AFG in their Super 4 rematch, were masterfully handled.

India have completed their innings. 173/8 doesn't feel like enough, to me, but we'll see. The pitch is a bit two-paced but in India's innings, star man Rohit showed there were plenty of runs to be had if you played yourself in. 

India lost the toss again, so Sri Lanka are naturally chasing. Every single game between Full Member nations in this tournament has been won by the team batting second. But, you know, there’s always an exception to every rule. 

Here's how to watch what's left of this do-or-die IND SL match in the UK, Australia, NZ, South Asia, the USA and elsewhere. There are various live stream options and if you're out of the country and can't access your preferred domestic broadcaster, you can use a VPN to bypass geo-restrictions (opens in new tab). You can see the same info in a slightly different format in our guide to how to watch the Asia Cup in the UK (and everywhere else). I'd just carry on reading this one, if I were you. What is the Asia Cup? Our guide will answer all your questions.

How to watch India vs Sri Lanka in the UK

You can watch all the best that the Asia Cup has to offer on your Sky box on Bollywood channel Utsav Gold HD (opens in new tab). If you have a Sky subscription or can set one up in a hurry, this seems like a strong option. Utsav is owned by Disney, which we will come on to shortly.

How to watch India vs Sri Lanka in the USA

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The Asia Cup cricket is streaming on ESPN, via DP World. There is the choice of commentary in Hindi or English among its streaming options.

You can watch live with a suitable cable subscription or on streaming service ESPN Plus. Monthly plans cost $6.99 a month, while the cost-saving annual subscription is $69.99 per year.

How to watch India vs Sri Lanka in Australia and New Zealand

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YuppTV has exclusive rights to the tournament for Australasia and elsewhere. I am not going to lie: I am not all that familiar with YuppTV, but you can get a monthly pass from $24.99 (opens in new tab).

How to watch India vs Sri Lanka in India

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It may seem strange to those who don’t understand the importance of cricket in India but the Asia Cup is actually on Disney+ here. Okay, strictly speaking it's on Disney+ Hotstar and Hotstar is a serious player in T20 cricket. It lost out on the rights to IPL this year so it's had to content itself with the Asia Cup but hey – that has bought it the rights to show India play Pakistan – among other delights– at T20, the world's favourite cricket format! (opens in new tab) And since it's Disney+ if your team loses, you can cheer yourself up by watching Iron Man 2. 

How to watch India vs Sri Lanka in Pakistan

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Head straight to PTV Sports TV or its online sibling PTV Sports Live (opens in new tab). Part of Pakistan's state broadcasting network, PTV Sports has the rights to the Asia Cup as well as, not surprisingly, the PSL and the T20 and ODI World Cups. As a state-run entity the broadcast is free, as far as I can tell.

How to watch India vs Sri Lanka if you're abroad

If you're out of the country on holiday or business, you can still get access to a live stream - simply use the best VPN around to get past those geo-restrictions. A streaming VPN is a very handy thing, as it means you can hop on a server within the US, UK or anywhere else  and it will switch your IP address to make it appear as if you're browsing right from the comfort of your own home.

  • VPN - standing for virtual private network - offers security and anonymity as you browse online, using set protocols to encrypt your data and make it unreadable to outsiders.
  • As a part of that, you can also switch your IP address, which identifies your location.
  • Most VPNs offer a list of locations where its servers are based to join. Connecting to them switches your IP to appear as if you're browsing from that country/city. In turn, you can then access content locked to that country.
  • When it comes to finding a VPN, you should make sure you find the best one that's suitable for your chosen device, with VPN providers offering compatibility for a ton of devices, including VPN for Mac, and even a range of fairly nifty free VPNs.
  • Once you've made the decision for the most suitable VPN for your device and your means for using a VPN, sign-up and install it
  • To live stream Wimbledon 2022, all you need to do is select a UK server from its list of available servers and connect. You'll then be able to hop over those geo-restrictions, with the likes of BBC iPlayer opening its online gates to you.
  • We also want to ensure your money is well spent, so we would recommend going for a VPN that offers a risk free trial. ExpressVPN is one of many providers that has a 30-day money back guarantee (opens in new tab).

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