Cricket fans will want to watch live online to see if World Cup runners-up New Zealand can recover from a stunning loss to Zimbabwe — the world's second-lowest ranked ODI team — as the two national teams play their Second One Day International match of the current New Zealand visit to the African nation.
Though New Zealand are without four top players who helped guide them to the World Cup Final in March — where they lost to Australia after winning all eight of their World Cup matches to that point — no serious cricket observer expected the Black Caps to fall to a Zimbabwe team that had lost 11 consecutive ODI matches since defeating United Arab Emirates in Zimbabwe's own World Cup opener in February.
To find out how to watch the Second New Zealand vs. Zimbabwe ODI live online, see the streaming links, below, in this article. Start time is scheduled for 9 a.m. local time on Tuesday, August 4, at Harare Sports Club in the Zimbabwe capital city of Harare. That's 3 a.m. United States Eastern Time, midnight Pacific.
In the First ODI, played on Sunday, New Zealand posted what appeared to be a comfortable first innings total of 303, led by Ross Taylor's solid 112.
But in a shocking chase, Zimbabwe's Craig Ervine scored his first-ever ODI century, and then some, blasting 130 off 108 balls, to compliment Captain Hamilton Masakadza's 84, as Zimbabwe ended up cruising to a seven-wicket win with an over to spare.
Fittingly for the visitors, the game ended not with a bang but with a whimper, as New Zealand's Nathan McCullum bowled a wide with the score leveled to send Zimbabwe off with a confidence-building win — only the second time in Zimbabwe history, and the first since 2011, that they have chased down 300 or more in an ODI match.
Can Cricket World Cup runners-up New Zealand bounce back after suffering the stunning upset? Or will Zimbabwe, who actually rank below Ireland on the world ODI table, convert the momentum of snapping their losing streak into a series win? To find out, watch the Zimbabwe vs. New Zealand cricket Second 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 Second Zimbabwe vs. New Zealand ODI. Viewers with access to Pakistan internet sites can watch the Zimbabwe vs. New Zealand First ODI match live online via Geo Super TV by clicking here, while CricHD will stream Tuesday's Zimbabwe vs. New Zealand game live online at this site.
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