Pakistan can clinch its five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka on Wednesday, and the Fourth One Day International match will be available to watch live online as not only will there be heated action inside the R. Premadasa Stadium oval, but a heavy security presence in the stands will be in place as well.
In the Third ODI match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on Sunday, also at Premadasa, in the Sri Lanka capital of Colombo, play was halted for about 30 minutes as police and heavily armed security forces attempted to quell an outbreak of violence in the grandstand in which at least one rock or chunk of cement was hurled onto the field in the direction of a Pakistan player.
To find out how to watch the Fourth Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan ODI match live online and to see whether the focus remains on cricket, see the streaming links at the bottom of this article. Start time is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. in Colombo, which is 5 a.m. United States Eastern Time, 2 a.m. Pacific.
Sri Lanka cricket officials blamed the disturbing outbreak of crowd trouble — a frightening phenomenon sadly familiar at soccer matches, but almost unheard of in the world of cricket — on fan drunkenness. As a result, in addition to the stepped-up security measures, alcohol sales are suspended for Wednesday's game.
Can Pakistan nail down the series win, or will Sri Lanka force the series to go down to the fifth ODI to decide a victor? To find out, watch the Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka cricket Fourth ODI match live online in the United States using one of several options. 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, will carry a United States feed of the match.
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.
The India-based TEN Sports network provides a streaming link here for the Fourth Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan ODI. Viewers with access to Pakistan internet sites can watch the Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka Third ODI match live online via Geo Super TV by clicking here, while CricHD will stream the Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka match live online at this site.
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