Fans of Subcontinent cricket will definitely want to watch live online as Sri Lanka attempts to complete a remarkable comeback to beat Pakistan in their Second Test on the concluding Day Five Monday. The hosts need what appears to be an easily reachable second innings total of 153 after bowling out the visitors on Day Four with an entire session remaining.
Unfortunately, that post-tea session was washed out by rain — and it appears that the weatherman is the only force standing between Sri Lanka from pulling even in the three-Test series and settling instead for a draw.
For information on how to watch Day Five of the Second Sri Lanka Vs. Pakistan Test Match live online, see the final paragraphs of this article. Due to the washout of the final session on Day Four, play will begin 15 minutes early on Monday at P. Sara Oval in Colombo. First ball is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. local time — which is 12:15 a.m. United States Eastern Time, 9:15 p.m. Sunday night, Pacific Time.
After a solid start to Day Four by Pakistan, led by the partnership of Younis Khan in his 100th Test Match and Azhar Ali — who collected what at the time appeared to be a match-winning ton — Sri Lanka stormed back behind a four-wicket haul by 32-year-old medium-fast right armer Dhammika Prasad (pictured above).
Prasad's total fell just one short of his five — the lone five-wicket haul of his career — collected against England at Headingley almost exactly one year ago. But it was enough to help stall Pakistan in their tracks, as the visitors surrendered their final six wickets for a mere 55 runs.
Sadly, the weather forecast is not on Sri Lanka's side Monday, with heavy thundershowers predicted for Colombo throughout the morning and into the afternoon.
Watch live online to see if Sri Lanka can build the 153 they need to bring the Test series with Pakistan level — or if rain will force the match to a draw. India-based website CricHD will stream the Second Test, Day Five, 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 Second Test Day Five 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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