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How to watch India vs England: Live stream the second ODI anywhere online

The second ODI between India and England takes places on Friday, 26 March. Here's how to watch it anywhere in the world

England face a must-win game to stay alive in the three-match ODI series. The second one-day international between India and England takes place on Friday, 26 March, at 8am UK time on Sky Sports Cricket in the UK and Disney+ Hotstar in India.

In the first ODI on Tuesday, India scored a mammoth 317 runs in the first innings, thanks to half-centuries from four batsmen – Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and debutant, Krunal Panya. England were cruising at 135-1 in the 15th over and looked to make easy amends of the chase, but then folded like a pack of cards for just 251 runs as debutant Indian bowler Prasidh Krishna took four wickets.

India are one of the best sides in world cricket and England are realising this the hard way. Apart from the first ODI, India also won both the Test series and the recently-concluded T20 Internationals.

England won the opening Test match in early February, but India bounced back strongly to win the next three. By doing so, they knocked England out of the inaugural World Test Championship that will now be played between India and New Zealand in Southampton in June. The T20 Internationals proved to be more competitive as the series went into a deciding fifth game that India won.

England will be without two of their senior members, Joe Root and Jofra Archer, for the ongoing ODI series. The English Test skipper has been rested given England’s busy schedule this year and fast bowler Archer injured himself in the T20 series.

UK viewers can watch all three one day internationals on Sky Sports and Now TV with a Sky Sports membership, whereas viewers in India can watch the same on Disney+ Hotstar in the country. All three ODIs are day-and-night games, meaning it starts at a favourable morning time for UK viewers.

The India vs England ODI series will be followed by the Indian Premier League that begins on 9 April. Some of the English players will stay back in the country and link up with their IPL franchises immediately following this series, so as to avoid having to undergo any quarantine protocols.

India vs England: ODI Fixtures and Results

  • First ODI: India won by 66 runs
  • Second ODI: 26 March at Pune (8am UK time; 1:30pm local time)
  • Third ODI: 28 March at Pune (9am UK time; 1:30pm local time)

India squad for the One Day Internationals: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill, Prasidh Krishna, Krunal Pandya, Mohammad Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav

England squad for the One Day Internationals: Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Mark Wood, Matt Parkinson

England’s tour of India 2021

India vs England: Test Results

  • First Test: England won by 227 runs
  • Second Test: India won by 317 runs
  • Third Test: India won by 10 wickets
  • Fourth Test: India won by an innings and 25 runs

India vs England: T20 International Results

  • First T20: England won by 8 wickets
  • Second T20: India won by 7 wickets
  • Third T20: England won by 8 wickets
  • Fourth T20: India won by 8 runs
  • Fifth T20: India won by 36 runs

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

Sky Sports is broadcasting the India vs England white-ball series, as well as the upcoming F1 season that starts at the end of the month, and the IPL 2021 tournament that will take place from 9 April onwards. You can get Sky Sports for £25/mnth on an 18-month contract.

Apart from every game of the upcoming cricket series, this will also give you access to marquee Premier League and EFL games. You get access to all eight Sky Sports channels in HD, and you can even stream live games on any of your devices using the Sky Go app if you’re away from your TV.

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How to watch India vs England in the UK: Now Sports Membership

If you don’t want to opt into Sky’s long-term contracts, then your best option is to get Now’s Sky Membership, which gives you instant access to 11 Sky Sports channels on your TV, mobile or desktop.

This costs a hefty £34/mnth but it comes with a weeklong free trial of Now Boost that upgrades your viewing experience to HD and lets you stream on three devices at the same time instead of the default two. You’ll need to manually cancel your Now Boost before the free trial expires, otherwise, you’ll be charged an additional £3/mnth.

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How to watch India vs England in India: Disney+ Hotstar

Star own the rights to the entire series and if you live in India, you’ll be able to watch every ball of all the Tests, T20s and ODIs on Disney+ Hotstar. Unfortunately, you’ll have to pay for the service if you live in India because it isn’t free, like in the UK.

Disney+ Hotstar has three tiers but to watch England tour of India, you’ll need to be either on the VIP or Premium tier because the game isn’t available on the free version of the service. To watch the games, you’ll need to subscribe to either the Disney+ Hotstar VIP package that costs INR 399/month or the Premium package that costs INR 299/month, or INR 1,499/year.

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

The only way that you can access Sky, Now Sports and Disney+ Hotstar from outside the UK and India respectively is by using a good VPN service. For both services, you’ll need to create an account if you don’t have one, but it’s easy to do that on both Sky, Now Sports and Disney+ Hotstar depending on whether you watch to stream from the UK or India.

A VPN basically works by creating a secure connection between your device and servers located anywhere in the world. To choose Sky, Now Sports or Disney Plus, simply select the UK or India within the VPN you’re using. Apart from letting you access geo-restricted content in another region, a VPN works by encrypting all your browsing traffic so that no one – not even your ISP – can see what you do online.

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