England take on Pakistan as the Second Test of their four-Test cricket series will stream live from Manchester, England, with the hosts desperate to bounce back after a comprehensive, 75-run defeat inside of the fourth day in the series opening match at Lord’s last week.
“To defeat England at Lord’s is special,” Pakistan Captain Misbah-ul-Haq told the Pakistan Today news site. “For me as captain, this win at Lord’s is special in many ways, as it was after the spot-fixing scandal on this venue, after which I was appointed as the Test captain and we started rebuilding the team.”
— PakCricket (@PakCricket) July 21, 2016
The Pakistan team, which had been struggling to rebuild, put in a grueling training camp to get ready for the England tour, which extends all the way to September 7, and includes five One Day International matches and a single T20 — plus two ODI matches against Ireland in Dublin — in addition to the four Test matches.
When the Pakistan squad wrapped up their victory last Friday, they celebrated by performing a series of push-ups on the Lord’s outfield.
“The win was also important because of the hard work the army trainers put in with us during the camp in Kakul,” Misbah said. “The push-ups were our way of acknowledging their contribution in the preparation of this tour.”
Watch highlights of the fourth and decisive day of the first England vs. Pakistan Test Match in the video below.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the second England vs. Pakistan Test Match, see the streaming links at the bottom of this article. First ball is scheduled for 11 a.m. British Summer Time at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, on Friday, July 22.
Fans in Pakistan and India can watch a live stream of the match starting at 3:30 p.m. India Standard Time, while in the United States, the live stream gets underway at 6 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 3 a.m. Pacific.
Pakistan foiled the England batting attack, in a performance home Captain Alastair Cook slammed as “naive,” thanks largely to the masterful attacking leg spin of Yasir Shah, who took 10 wickets over the two innings for a combined 141 runs — a performance that could get even more dangerous on the turning Old Trafford pitch.
England now appears to believe that the answer at Old Trafford involves reinforcing their own spin attack, with legspinner Adil Rashid reportedly back in the XI as a compliment to off-spinner Moeen Ali, who took just a pair of wickets while being limited to a total of 20 overs at Lord’s.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 21, 2016
Swing specialist pace bowler James Anderson is also back in the squad after he was controversially omitted from the first Test — a controversy that Cook called “blown out of proportion,” speaking to ESPN CricInfo.
“If we’d played really good cricket, and won the game, and the 11 guys were certainly capable of that, then that story wouldn’t be blown up like it has been,” Cook said.
Bowlers Stephen Finn and Jake Ball have been dropped to make way for Rashid and Anderson.
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There are two ways to watch the England Vs. Pakistan Second Test Match stream live online, free and legally. The first option would be ESPN3, the online-only service of ESPN, which will stream the entire Second Test Match from Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester, starting on Day One, 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 entire England Vs. Pakistan Test cricket series will also be streamed live online by the international sports network One World Sports. One World Sports is available through TV providers, but to stream the match live, the Sling TV international sports package includes One World Sports and costs a fee of $10 per month. But the first month is free, and the subscription can be canceled at any time. To access the Sling TV offer, visit this link.
Viewers in Pakistan and India can watch a live stream of the second England vs. Pakistan Test via Star Sports by clicking on this link.
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