Fans can watch a piece of cricket history unfold live online as Zimbabwe faces Pakistan in Lahore on May 24 for the second T20 of the first home series for Pakistan since a terrorist attack against the visiting Sri Lanka team in 2009 set off an international cricket boycott, forcing Pakistan to play even its "home" games outside of its own country — until now.
After a shaky start on Friday, surrendering a formidable 172 to Zimbabwe who won the toss and elected to bat, Pakistan delivered the goods for their already-ecstatic home fans, chasing down that total with just three balls remaining for a five-wicket win in the first T20.
To find out how to watch the second Zimbabwe vs. Pakistan T20 live online from Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium — and find out if Zimbabwe can come away with a split of the two-match series before starting a three-match One Day International series next week — see the information at the bottom of this article.
The match gets underway at 7 p.m. Sunday in Pakistan, which is 10 a.m. United States Eastern Time, 7 a.m. Pacific.
Lightly-regarded Zimbabwe, while an official Test playing nation, rarely sees huge and vocal crowds of the type that packed Gaddafi Stadium Friday, and will again on Sunday, with tickets for that match sold out long ago.
While the Pakistani partisans were openly appreciative of the Zimbabwe players' courage in finally re-opening their country to international cricket — even after a horrific terrorist attack in Karachi killed 43 just the week before the visitors' arrival in Lahore — the fans were just as ardent in rooting for their national heroes to take the victory.
With the first-match jitters now out of the way, however, Zimbabwe expect to settle down and refocus on coming away with a big win.
India-based website CricHD will stream the Second T20 International, but viewers there will have to put up with numerous advertisements that often cause slowdowns when viewing online. The best way to watch the Zimbabwe vs. Pakistan cricket T20 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 line online via Geo Super TV by clicking here.
[Image via News 1st Sri Lanka]