India cricket fans can watch live online to see if their team can hang on against Sri Lanka to avoid a draw and claim their first Test series win in the country since 1993 on Day Five of the Third and final 2015 Test match between the two subcontinent rivals.
UPDATE: On Day Four, despite a physical altercation between India’s Ishant Sharma and Sri Lanka seamer Dhammika Prasad, India batsmen built a 386-run lead and Sri Lanka will now need to score 319 to win — a daunting prospect after losing three quick wickets before stumps on Monday.
Sri Lanka will likely be hoping for the skies to open up, cutting short play and preventing India from taking those final seven wickets, a task that with Sri Lanka’s weakened batting attack seems all-too achievable with three sessions to play.
See highlights of Day Four action in the video on this page, above.
After a first day restricted by rain to just 15 overs, the 292 for eight put up by Pujara and his teammates by stumps on Saturday could be enough to at least prevent India from losing — if not quite sufficient to secure victory.
To find out how to watch Day Five of the Third Sri Lanka vs. India Test match live online, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Due to time lost to rain earlier, the match will start 15 minutes ahead of schedule.
As a result, first ball is set for 9:45 a.m. local time on Tuesday, September 1, at Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo, Sri Lanka. For United States-based viewers, the match begins at 12:15 a.m. Eastern Time, 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, August 29, Pacific Time.
Can Sri Lanka batsmen hold off the India bowlers to claim a draw after losing three wickets for just 67 runs? Or can India bowlers blow the weakened Sri Lanka lineup away to take the match and the series? To find out, watch the Sri Lanka vs. India cricket Third Test match live online in the United States, via Willow TV, which is available at this YouTube link with a monthly subscription fee. 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. CricHD will stream the Sri Lanka vs. India Third Test match live online at this site. Star Sports may also offer a streaming link accessible by clicking here.
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