Fans of international cricket can watch live online as New Zealand try to level their two-match T20 series against South Africa. The team is looking for a better batting performance after taking a six-wicket drubbing in the first T20 International of the Black Caps tour of South Africa on Friday.
"It was probably a 180 wicket if we were able to cash in on the back overs," said New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson, whose side managed just 151 for eight in Durban Friday night. "We know we have the batting firepower to cash in on situations like that and weren't quite able to get on top of them. We lost two wickets in a row a couple of times, which puts the brakes on."
Williamson himself was one of the few bright spots in the New Zealand batting order, racking up 42 off of 21 deliveries before being stumped by South Africa seamer Aaron Phangiso, who was later named Man of the Match.
To find out how to watch the South Africa vs. New Zealand Second T20 International match live online, see the information at the bottom of this article. First ball is scheduled for 2 p.m. at SuperSport Park in Centurion, South Africa — 8 a.m. United States Eastern Time, 5 a.m. Pacific — on Sunday, August 16.
After starting at 63 without loss through the first seven overs in the First T20, New Zealand quickly collapsed as Phangiso, 20-year-old Kagiso Rabada, and David Wiese took two wickets each and the Proteas held New Zealand to only 88 more.
A last-minute knee injury to South Africa T20 Captain Faf du Plessis relieved A.B. de Villiers of the wicket keeper's gloves and moved the star batsman into the captain's role while Morne van Wyk assumed keeper duties.
Whether du Plessis will return for the Second T20, before a three-match ODI series between the two nations -- who last met in an instant classic Cricket World Cup semifinal in March -- has yet to be decided by South Africa selectors.
Can New Zealand bounce back to level the T20 series? Will South Africa continue to dominate under their home conditions? To find out, watch the South Africa vs. New Zealand cricket Second T20 International 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 South Africa vs. New Zealand T20I. Viewers with access to Pakistan internet sites can watch the South Africa vs. New Zealand Second T20 match live online via Geo Super TV by clicking here, while CricHD will stream the South Africa vs. New Zealand game live online at this site.
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