Test cricket fans can watch live online as Sri Lanka hosts Pakistan in the second Test on the extensive Pakistan tour — a match that will mark the 100th Test played by Pakistan great Younis Khan.
The Pakistan national team would like to celebrate Khan’s century of Test caps by securing their first away Test series victory over Sri Lanka since 2006. The Pakistan side won a single Test match in that year, but have dropped all three series played in Sri Lanka since then.
Of course, the two cricket countries have not played a Test, or any match, within Pakistan borders since 2009, when a terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team bus led to an international boycott of the country by Test-playing cricket nations.
That boycott was broken by Zimbabwe in May when the African nation visited for a series of three One day International matches and two T20 contests. Whether any other Test nation will follow suit remains uncertain.
To find out how to watch the Second Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan cricket Test Match live online, see the information at the bottom of the article. The match begins streaming from P. Sara Oval in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at 10 a.m. local time on Thursday, June 25. For United States viewers, the match begins at 12:30 a.m. Eastern Time, 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, Pacific Time.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq — whose team cruised to a rain-curtailed 10-wicket win in the First Test — said that his players are eager to mark a win in honor of Younis Khan (pictured above).
“Younis is the backbone and a very special member of the Pakistan team,” Misbah said Wednesday. “Playing 100 Tests is a huge achievement for any cricketer. He brings a lot of value to the team and brings a lot of good, positive energy. We all wish he can make his 100th Test memorable with a lot of runs. And we want to honor him by winning the match.”
Only four other Pakistan players have appeared in 100 Test Matches.
Watch live online to see Younis Khan play his landmark 100th Test Match for Pakistan Thursday. India-based website CricHD will stream the First Test at this link, but viewers there will have to put up with numerous advertisements that often cause slowdowns when viewing online. The best way to watch the Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan cricket First Test match live online in the United States is through Willow TV, which is available via this YouTube link with a monthly subscription fee, as well as on Willow TV’s own site, accessible by clicking here.
Some promotional offers make it possible to watch Willow TV legally online free for a limited period of time, such as the offer at this link — or the one-month free trial of Sling TV’s International Sports Package, which includes the all-cricket channel. Information on that deal can be found at this link.
Viewers with access to Pakistan internet sites can watch the match live online via Geo Super TV by clicking here.
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