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How to watch New Zealand vs England: Live stream England’s tour of New Zealand

England were humiliated in the first Test against New Zealand. The second and final Test starts on Thursday, 28 November, at 10pm

After winning the five-match T20 International series, England lost the opening Test against New Zealand by an innings and 65 runs. They now go into the second Test needing a victory to level the series before the team returns home.

Despite scoring 353 in the first innings, hosts New Zealand scored a mammoth 615 runs in the first innings courtesy of a double century from wicketkeeper BJ Watling and a century from Mitchell Santner.

Even though they had enough time to save the Test match, England was bowled out for 197 runs in the second innings with Neil Wagner picking up five wickets. England was reduced to a disappointing 138-8 before Jofra Archer and Stuart Broad put up a resilient but unsuccessful fight at the rear end.

The second and final Test between both teams takes place at Hamilton. The game will be broadcast from 10pm onwards from Thursday, November 28, on Sky Sports and Now TV Sky Sports Pass in the UK and ESPN+ in the US.

Joe Root’s captaincy has come under question as the side failed to win back the Ashes earlier this summer displaying similar shades of inexplicable batting collapses. Their counterparts New Zealand, meanwhile, are the second-best side in world Test cricket, having won 10 of their last 12 home Test series.

Less than two weeks ago, England won the deciding fifth T20 against New Zealand in another high-scoring contest that was determined by a Super Over. Both teams scored a mammoth 146 in just 11 overs before Chris Jordan’s heroics won England the game and series.

Prior to the game, there was no team that dominated the T20 series. England won the first T20, New Zealand bounced back in the next two, then England scored a mammoth 241 runs courtesy of Dawid Malan century to post their highest T20 total, which was enough to help them tie the series, before the deciding game.

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New Zealand vs England: England won 3-2

UK coverage on Sky Sports Cricket and Now TV Sky Sports Pass usually begins 30 minutes before the match start time given below.

  • 1st T20 at Christchurch: England won by 7 wickets
  • 2nd T20 at Wellington: New Zealand won by 21 runs
  • 3rd T20 at Nelson: New Zealand won by 14 runs
  • 4th T20 at Napier: England won by 76 runs
  • 5th T20 at Auckland: England won the Super Over

New Zealand squad for the T20 Internationals: Tim Southee (captain), Martin Guptill, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santer, Tim Seifert, James Neesham, Colin Munro, Daryl Mitchell, Scott Kuggeleign, Ross Taylor, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Lockie Fergusson (first three T20Is) Trent Boult (final two T20Is)

England T20 Internationals squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Pat Brown, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Saqib Mahmood, James Vince, Adil Rashid, Matt Parkinson

New Zealand vs England: Test match Fixtures

  • 1st Test at Mount Maunganui: New Zealand won by an innings and 65 runs
  • 2nd Test at Hamilton from Thursday, 28 November, at 10pm

England Test squad: Joe Root (captain), Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Joe Denley, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Saqib Mahmood, Jack Leach, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Dominic Sibley, Ollie Pope, Matt Parkinson

New Zealand Test squad: Kane Williamson (captain), Tim Southee, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, B J Watling, Neil Wagner, Todd Astle, Tom Blundell, Colin de Grandhomme, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Mitchell Santner, Jeet Raval

How to live stream England’s tour of New Zealand in the UK: Now TV Sky Sports Pass

Unless you have Sky TV with a Sky Sports package (see below section), you won’t be able to watch England’s tour of New Zealand. While Sky Sports is brilliant, it costs £23 on top of your existing Sky TV contract, and you’re tied down to an 18-month contract. The best alternative? Get a Now TV Sky Sports Pass instead!

This pass gives you everything that Sky Sports has to offer instantly, meaning you don’t need to wait for it to be setup or installed, and there are no long-term contracts, so you can cancel whenever you want. It’s basically like any online subscription service. You’ll have three options. You can either purchase a:

  • Sky Sports Day Pass for £8.99
  • Sky Sports Week Pass for £14.99
  • Sky Sports Month Pass for £33.99

Note that the Month Pass renews automatically unless you physically choose to cancel your subscription, but this isn’t the case with the Day and Week Passes.

Once you choose your pass, you can register your account on up to six devices and stream live sports to any two devices simultaneously, including your PC, mobile phone, tablet, Chromecast and even gaming console.

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How to watch England’s tour of New Zealand in the UK: Sky Sports Cricket

In the UK, every ball of England’s tour of New Zealand will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Cricket. The best way to get the channel is to add Sky Sports to your existing Sky TV package. This costs £23 a month and ties you down to an 18-month contract.

We feel that it’s absolutely worth it if you’re a sports fanatic because this gives you access to 11 sports channels, including Sky Sports Cricket in HD. Apart from this, you’ll also get to watch the Premier League, EFL Championship, NBA, NFL and Formula 1 in HD.

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New customers will need to pay £25 a month for a Sky Q box. Again, this binds you to an 18-month contract, on top of a £20 one-off fee for the box itself. We reckon it’s worth it, though, because this also gets you more than 300 Sky TV channels. Sky changes these prices as and when new deals appear. The best way you can grab yourself the best offer is by keeping an eye on our Best Sky deals.

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How to watch England’s tour of New Zealand in the US: ESPN+

If you live in the United States, then your best option to stream the seven matches between New Zealand and England (five T20s and two Tests) is to subscribe to ESPN+. Apart from the cricket, the subscription service – which costs $4.99/mth – broadcasts other worldwide sporting events, including UFC tournaments, Serie A and NFL. You can cancel at any time because you’re not tied down to any long-term contracts.

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How to watch England’s tour of New Zealand in other countries

New Zealand: New Zealand can watch their Black Caps take on England on Sky Sports New Zealand. After the All Blacks failed to win their third consecutive Rugby World Cup, England will be hoping the Black Caps can seek retribution for their World Cup loss in England earlier this year.

Indian sub-continent: If you live in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh or Nepal, then you watch England tour’s of New Zealand all through the month of November on Star Sports on your TV, or via the Hotstar website or apps.

Canada: While American viewers have ESPN+, Canadian viewers can watch the series between Eoin Morgan’s men and Tim Southee’s men on ATN Cricket Plus.

Middle East: The Middle East has a very large cricket fan following and residents can watch all the games on OSN Sports. All games will be broadcast in the middle of the night, so you might want to watch the replay the next day at a more convenient time.

South Africa: England is playing South Africa in the Rugby World Cup Final in Tokyo, Japan, this Saturday. Like the Rugby World Cup Final, England’s tour of New Zealand will also be broadcast on the same channel – SuperSport.

How to watch England’s tour of New Zealand abroad: use a good VPN service

All the above streaming services are geo-blocked, meaning you can’t watch Sky Sports from outside the UK and New Zealand, or ESPN+ from outside the US, unless you use a good VPN service. Using one lets you trick your device into thinking that it’s in a different country to the one you’re actually in, meaning you can access content from other countries in just a few clicks. We’ve tried and tested a number of VPNs and these are the ones we’ve found to work the fastest, with the greatest access to content across the globe.

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