Cricket fans looking for a live stream of what promises to be a tense, series-deciding third One Day International between Bangladesh and England from Chittagong on Wednesday can find information below on how to stream the crucial ODI match in Bangladesh, India, the United Kingdom and Ireland, and the United States.
After Bangladesh scored a hard-fought, 34-run victory on Sunday to level the three-match series at one apiece, the only thing that could stop the match from becoming a classic, it seems, is the weather.
The port city of Chittagong, the second-largest metropolitan center in Bangladesh, saw about 1.2 inches of rain on Monday, with the skies looking ominous for Wednesday’s match as well. The Bangladesh Cricket Board petitioned its England counterpart to set aside Thursday as a reserve day in case the final ODI is washed out — but the ECB turned down the request, with many players on the England one-day squad already booked to return home on that day.
— ICC (@ICC) October 9, 2016
Read on for live stream information, or scroll down the page for a recap and video highlights of the second ODI, team news for Wednesday’s match — and a video recap of the on-field confrontations between England and Bangladesh in the second ODI that have raised tensions to a high level for the finale.
The game is scheduled to get underway at 2:30 p.m. Bangladesh Standard Time on Wednesday, October 12 at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium in Chittagong. On British Summer Time, the first ball is scheduled to be bowled at 9:30 a.m.
Cricket fans in the United States will need to stay up late — or get up early — to catch the live stream of the third ODI pitting world seventh-ranked Bangladesh and fifth-ranked England. In the U.S. the start times are 4:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 1:30 a.m. Pacific.
How To Watch the Third ODI Free Live Stream In Bangladesh
The Bangladesh vs. England third ODI will be carried live on domestic television by the Bangladesh network Gazi TV. Better known as GTV, the channel provides a free live stream of national cricket team action. To access that stream in Bangladesh — and only in Bangladesh — go to on this official GTV streaming link.
How To Watch a Live Stream of England vs. Bangladesh In India For Free
HotStar Sports will live stream the Bangladesh vs. England ODI series in India. The stream can be accessed at this link. Click on the word “live” to the left of the word “BAN VS ENG, 3RD ODI.” Bear in mind that the HotStar stream will be available only to viewers with an internet IP address inside of India.
HotStar offers two options — a paid premium membership, which comes with a free trial and requires registration or a free option will stream the match on a five-minute delay but can be accessed immediately by clicking on the “Watch For Free” box which can be seen after clicking “live,” as described above.
Live Stream the Cricket Match in the United Kingdom and in Ireland
The Bangladesh vs. England series is broadcast by the newly introduced Sky Sports Mix channel, which means that to access a live stream, fans in the U.K. and in Ireland require a Sky Sports subscription. Subscribers then need to register for the satellite network’s Sky Go streaming service, which is free, but fans must fill out some basic information at this link to obtain a Sky Go login.
Once registration is complete, Sky Go Sports’ login page can be found at this link. Then, at last, cricket viewers can stream the game. Sky Go is also available on most mobile devices by downloading the Sky Go app. A full list of compatible devices can be found by clicking here.
United States-Based Cricket Fans Can Also Watch a Free Live Stream
Bangladesh and England fans located in the U.S. can sign up for the seven-day free trial subscription to the Sling TV international sports package, which can be found by clicking here, to watch the final ODI between the new, but intense rivals. A credit card will be required, and a subscription will run $10 per month — but cancellation before the one-week free trial concludes stops charges, allowing fans in the U.S. to watch the third and final Bangladesh vs England ODI free and legally.
Sling TV offers software for most desktop and laptop computers as well as the Apple iOS, the Android OS, and Amazon Fire OS. The online TV package is also available on several set-top boxes, including Roku, 4th Generation Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and others, allowing cricket fans to watch the Bangladesh vs. England Second ODI on their TV sets. For a complete list of Sling-compatible devices and operating systems, click on this link.
Tensions High After Near-Fights Erupted In Second ODI
While Bangladesh saved their chance to keep their ODI series winning streak alive in Sunday’s second ODI, the talking points after the match focused less on the 75-run knock by Mamadullah, or the four wickets taken by Captain Mashrafe Mortaza and three by 21-year-old pacer Taskin Ahmed — and more on the verbal and physical confrontations between England players and their Bangladesh hosts.
After he was caught leg before wicket by Taskin, Buttler took exception to what he called, in post-match interviews, excessive celebrations and comments by the Bangladesh players. Umpires had to step in to separate Buttler from a group of Bangladesh players, including Captain Mashrafe Mortaza — who was fined 20 percent of his match fee over the confrontation.
Sabbir Rahman was also hit with a 20 percent fine for using aggressive language.
Buttler received a reprimand from the ICC for “using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting,” but the England skipper, filling in for usual captain Eoin Morgan, was not fined.
Nonetheless, Buttler led the way for England with 57 as the visitors came up short in there chase of 238 in Dhaka.
Highlights of Second ODI — Plus Video of Both Near-Fights
Watch highlights of the second Bangladesh vs. England ODI in the video below.
And to relive the confrontation between Buttler and the Bangladesh players after his law dismissal — as well as a second exchange of harsh words at the post-match handshake between England all-rounder Ben Stokes and Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal, check out the following video.
Team News For Third and Final ODI
Rain in Chittagong is expected, or at least hoped, to let up by 4 p.m. Bangladesh Standard Time, allowing for the chance to get a reduced-overs game in.
Though left-arm spinner Taijul Islam has been recalled into the squad for Bangladesh in time for the third ODI, the Tigers are projected to stick with the team that scored a victory on Sunday, in hopes of sealing the series and adding England to the list of conquests that also includes Pakistan, South Africa, and India.
England also are expected to remain largely unchanged. Here are the projected teams for both sides.
Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Sabbir Rahman, 4 Mahmudullah, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), 6 Shakib Al Hasan, 7 Mosaddek Hossain, 8 Nasir Hossain, 9 Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), 10 Shafiul Islam, 11 Taskin Ahmed.
England: 1 Jason Roy, 2 James Vince, 3 Ben Duckett, 4 Jonny Bairstow, 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (captain/wicketkeeper, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 David Willey, 11 Jake Ball.
If Bangladesh secure the victory over England, they will remain unbeaten in their last seven bilateral ODI cricket series — all at home — since November of 2014.
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