The third and final Test between India and South Africa takes place on Saturday, 19 October. Here’s how to watch it anywhere in the world
India has won the Test series against South Africa, after winning the first Test by 203 runs and the second Test match by an innings and 137 runs.
The visiting Proteas will be glad the series is coming to an end with the final Test taking place at Ranchi from October 19-23.
Throughout the series, India has proved why they are the top-ranked Test team in the world. In the opening Test, it was Mayank Agarwal who scored a double century and Rohit Sharma who scored centuries in both innings to hand India victory.
Agarwal continued his sublime form at the top of the order adding another hundred in the second Test at Pune. He was helped by skipper Virat Kohli who scored a majestic 254 not-out as India declared their first innings at 601/5.
In reply, the Proteas were bowled out for 275 in the first innings, with only skipper Faff du Plessis and tail-ender Keshav Maharaj putting up any resistance with a half centuries.
India then enforced the follow-up and bowled the visitors out for 189 in the second innings as only four batsmen managed to get into double figures.
Fast bowler Umesh Yadav and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin both took six wickets each in the Test as the match ended with a day to spare and gave India a record 11th home series Test win.
India captain Kohli has said he won’t take his foot off the gas despite the series being wrapped up, but India has the luxury of experimenting with its line-up.
His counterpart du Plessis, meanwhile, will hope that his relatively inexperienced team can leave India on a high note.
Coverage will begin at 5am BST on Star Gold in the UK, 9:30am IST on Star Sports in India, and 12am ET on ESPN+ in the US.
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India vs South Africa: T20 Internationals Results
All games start at 2:30pm BST
- First T20: 15 September at Dharamsala – Washed out
- Second T20: 18 September at Chandigarh – India won by 7 wickets
- Third T20: 22 September at Bangalore – South Africa won by 9 wickets
India T20 Internationals squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini
South Africa T20 Internationals squad: Quinton de Kock (c and wk), Rassie van der Dussen (vc), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, George Linde.
India vs South Africa: Test match Fixtures and Results
Play starts at 5am BST
- First Test at Visakhapatnam – India won by 203 runs
- Second Test at Pune – India won by an innings and 137 runs
- Third Test: 19 October at Ranchi
India squad for the three Tests: Virat Kohli (c), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma
South Africa squad for the three Tests: Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Dean Elgar, Zubayr Hamza, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Senuran Muthusamy, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Rudi Second
How to watch India vs South Africa in the UK: Star Gold
Unlike India’s earlier series against the West Indies, which was on Sky Sports and often clashed with the ongoing Ashes series, all six matches between India and South Africa (three T20 Internationals and three Tests will be broadcast on Star Gold in the UK. The channel is free if you have Sky TV as part of your package and you can stream the games live on Sky Go on your PC, mobile and tablet.
Alternatively, you can stream the games live on any of your devices by subscribing to Hotstar UK. The service costs £12 a month or £60 a year. Apart from live international cricket matches, the service also broadcasts exclusive TV shows and Bollywood movies mainly catering to the Indian diaspora living in the UK.
How to watch India vs South Africa in India: Hotstar
Star Sports has the broadcast rights to the entire series, which means you can watch the games live on that channel in India. The channel comes with most TV packages. Alternatively, if you want to watch the games online, then you can stream it using Hotstar, which provides media and video streaming and is available on the web, Android, iOS, FireTV and Apple TV.
Hotstar is free to watch but has a Premium tier that gives you access to more international content and live international sports tournaments, including the current India vs SA series. The Premium tier costs ₹199 per month or ₹999 per year.
How to watch India vs South Africa in the US: ESPN+
ESPN+ is broadcasting all six games of South Africa’s tour of India 2019. The popular subscription-based channel lets you stream live sports on any of your devices, including Smart TVs, PCs, laptops, mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and even gaming consoles.
It costs $4.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. The T20 Internationals start at 9:20am Eastern Time, while the Test matches start at 11:50pm ET in the US. Apart from India vs South Africa, the service is currently streaming the ongoing MLB and MLS series, UFC fight nights and Serie A football featuring Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus team.
How to watch India vs South anywhere in the world
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