Watch the finale of the ODI cricket series being called the “best ever” live online as New Zealand battles England Saturday in the Fifth and deciding One Day International match of a Royal London series that has seen a new, adrenaline-pumping approach from England — resulting in run scoring records falling on all sides.
With the series tied at 2-2 and run totals easily topping 300 in every inning played so far — except for New Zealand’s innings in the first match on June 9 — cricket fans will definitely want to find out how to watch the New Zealand vs. England Fifth ODI live online free from Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground by consulting the streaming information in the final two paragraphs of this article.
First ball for the weekend day game is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. June 20 in Chester-le-Street, Durham County, England. That’s 5:30 a.m. United States Eastern Time, 2:30 a.m. Pacific. But if the pattern of the first four games in the instant classic ODI series are any indication, cricket fans will want to set their alarms to catch the streaming video of this one.
In those first four matches, England and New Zealand have combined for an astonishing 2,676 runs. That comes out to a rate of 7.3 per over for the entire series so far.
It seems that with a mere 324 runs to go to pass the 3,000 mark for the first time ever in a five-match ODI series, only the weather could prevent the sides from topping that incredible milestone. Thankfully, while cloudy skies are in the forecast, the weatherman is not calling for precipitation on Saturday in County Durham.
New Zealand is famous for its hard-charging style under hyper-aggressive Skipper Brendon McCullum, so the Black Caps high run totals are not too surprising.
Rather it’s England, rubbishing their notoriously conservative, traditional approach, who have matched New Zealand in the startling run output under the guidance of Captain Eoin Morgan, who took over the side late last year just two months before the Cricket World Cup.
There are two ways to watch the New Zealand vs. England 5th ODI live online, free and legally. The first option is ESPN3, the online-only service of ESPN, which will stream the ODI match at this link. ESPN3 is free to subscribers of almost any major internet service provider and dozens of smaller ISPs. For a complete list, check this link, or try the instructions at this link if you’re not a customer of an ISP that carries ESPN3.
The New Zealand vs. England ODI cricket series will also be streamed live online by One World Sports. The Sling TV international sports package includes One World Sports and costs $10 per month. But the first month is free, and the subscription can be cancelled at any time. To take advantage of the Sling TV offer, visit this link.
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