Cricket fans will want to watch live online as England try for what would surely be their most significant One Day International victory in at least three years, as they face Australia in the Fourth ODI of the five-match Royal London Series — a series that winds up Australia’s summer-long England tour that opened with a five-Test Ashes series. England reclaimed the coveted Ashes trophy by a 3-2 margin, after losing in humiliating 5-0 fashion less than two years earlier.
After the World Champion Australia ODI team administered thumpings to England in the first two ODI matches, the hosts bounced back at Old Trafford on Wednesday with a resounding 93-run victory, putting them in a position to even the series on Friday, possibly setting up what would be England’s first ODI series win over their arch-rivals from Down Under since 2012.
To find out how to watch the Fourth Australia vs. England ODI match live online, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. The match is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. local time in front of what is expected to be a packed house at 20,000-seat Headingley Stadium in Leeds, England.
United States viewers will need to start the live stream at 5:30 a.m. Eastern Time, 2:30 a.m. Pacific.
The Australia team may be showing signs of fatigue after a packed 2015 schedule highlighted by their World Cup triumph in March. Already resting pacers Mitchell Johnson and Josh Hazelwood, Australia is expected to sideline left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc as well starting with the Fourth ODI.
For England, all-rounder Chris Woakes has been benched with a thigh injury for the final two matches of the ODI series.
There are two ways to watch the Fourth Australia vs. England ODI cricket match live online, free and legally. The first option is ESPN3, the online-only ESPN channel, which will stream the fourth ODI match, as well as the series finale Sunday, at this link. ESPN3 is free to subscribers of almost any major internet service provider and dozens of smaller ISPs. For a complete list, check this link, or try the instructions at this link if you do not have an account with an ISP that carries ESPN3.
The Fourth England vs. Australia ODI of the five-match Royal London series will also be streamed live online by One World Sports. The Sling TV international sports package includes One World Sports and costs $10 per month. But the first month is free, and the subscription can be canceled at any time. To take advantage of the Sling TV offer, visit this link.
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