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How to watch England vs Pakistan: Live stream the third Test match online

The third Test match between England and Pakistan starts on Friday, 21 August. Here's how to watch it anywhere in the world

The second Test match between England and Pakistan resulted in a stalemate because of poor weather conditions in Southampton. England currently lead the three-match Test series 1-0, which means they’ll need to win or draw the final Test match that takes place at the same venue from Friday, 21 August, in order to win the series. The series will be immediately followed by three Twenty20 Internationals between the two teams that start next week.

Only 134 overs were bowled in the second Test match as rain and bad light hampered proceedings on most days. England showed promise with the ball with the veteran bowling line-up of Stuart Broad and James Anderson combining to pick up seven wickets as Pakistan were bowled out for 236 in the first innings. The hosts scored 110/4 in reply as Pakistan’s bowlers continued to torment the English batsmen before weather brought a premature end to the Test match.

England snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in the thrilling opening Test match at Manchester against Pakistan. Chasing 277 to win, England were reduced to 117-5 before Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes both scored valuable half-centuries from lower-down the batting order to see their side home with three wickets to spare.

Prior to that, Pakistan scored 326 runs in the first innings on the back of a commanding 156 from opener Shan Masood and a half-century from Babar Azam. They then bowled the home team out for 219 as spinner Yasir Shah took four wickets.

But it was Pakistan’s batting in the second innings that let them down as the England bowlers held them to just 169; Shah was the top-scorer that innings with just 33 runs. The all-rounder returned to dismiss England’s top-order cheaply in the fourth innings, but eventually, England scored reached their target comfortably thanks to a lower-order resistance from Man of the Match Woakes and Buttler.

Live coverage of the third Test match between England Pakistan at the Rose Bowl in Southampton begins at 10:30am every day from Friday, 21 August, on Sky Sports and Now TV Sky Sports Pass in the UK.

England vs Pakistan 2020: Test Schedule and Squads

  • 1st Test: England won by three wickets
  • 2nd Test: Match drawn
  • 3rd Test starts on Friday, 21 August, at The Aegeas Bowl in Southampton

England squad for Test series: Joe Root (c), Dom Bess, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Dom Sibley, Ollie Pope, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson

Pakistan squad: Azhar Ali (c), Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Imam-ul-Haq, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Imran Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Shadab Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Usman Shinwari

England vs Pakistan 2020: T20 International Schedule and Squads

  • 1st T20 International on Friday, 28 August, at 6pm at Manchester
  • 2nd T20 International on Sunday, 30 August, at 2:30pm at Manchester
  • 3rd T20 International on Tuesday, 1 September, at 6pm at Manchester

England squad: To be announced

Pakistan squad: Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Faheem Ashraf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Muhammad Musa, Rohail Nazir, Naseem Shah, Yasir Shah, Usman Shinwari, Sohail Khan, Shan Masood, Shaheen Afridi, Sarfaraz Ahmed

How to watch England vs Pakistan in the UK: Sky Sports

In the UK, every ball of the Test and T20 International series between England and Pakistan 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/mth and ties you down to an 18-month contract.

Alternatively, you can get Sky Sports and BT Sport for £40/mnth. This is absolutely worth it if you’re a sports fanatic because this gives you access to every major sports channel in the UK, including Sky Sports Cricket in HD. Apart from this, you’ll also get to watch the Champions League, Europa League, NBA, NFL and Formula 1 in HD.

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How to watch England vs Pakistan without a contract: Now TV Sky Sports Pass

Unless you have Sky TV with a Sky Sports package, you won’t be able to watch Pakistan’ tour of England. 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 set up or installed, and there are no long-term contracts, so you can cancel whenever you want. It’s basically like any online subscription service.

Your best option to watch Pakistan’s tour of England in August is to get a Now TV Sky Sports Monthly Pass. Even though it costs £34/mth, you’ll get to watch every match on any device. Better still, this pass will also let you watch every Formula 1 race and NBA game, including the Playoffs and Finals.

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How to watch England vs Pakistan abroad: use a good VPN service

You can’t watch Sky Sports or Now TV Sky Sports Pass from outside the UK unless you use a good VPN service. Using a VPN 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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