How to watch Australia vs India Boxing Day cricket Test 2020 live and free

Posted: 26 December 2020 8:45 am
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Australia can take an iron grip on its Test series against India at the MCG from Boxing Day. Here's how to watch in Australia.

SUMMARY: Australia vs India is on Channel 7, so you can watch on free-to-air TV. But if you want to stream it, you'll need a Fox Sports subscription. Your best option is Kayo Sports, which you can watch for free using this 14-day trial.

The traditional Boxing Day Test is one of the biggest sporting events on the Australian sporting calendar. But COVID-19 means the bumper 100,000-strong crowd will not be possible this year. The Melbourne Cricket Ground is allowed to have 30,000 fans through the gates each day.

Regardless, cricket fans around the world are still shaking their heads in disbelief from the incredible finish in the first Test between Australia and India in Adelaide. India were on track for an upset victory after leading in the first innings before an unbelievable turn of events.

Virat Kohli's side were bowled out for 36 – India's lowest ever Test score – as Australia then comfortably completed an 8 wicket romp in less than 3 days of play.

When is the Australia vs India Boxing Day cricket Test?

The second Test at the MCG starts at 10:30 AEDT on Saturday 26 December and can run until Wednesday 30 December.

How to watch the Australia vs India Boxing Day Test

The Australia vs India Test series is simulcast on both Channel 7, Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports. However, Channel 7 only has TV rights; they aren't able to stream the Boxing Day Test on 7Plus.

If you're looking to stream the match, you'll need access to Fox Cricket. Our pick of the bunch for those is Kayo Sports, which is the best price and offers the most features. You can find more details in our Australia vs India Test series guide.

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Watch Boxing Day Test on Channel 7

Simply tune into either Channel 7 or 7HD and you'll be able to stream Australia vs India. Once more, you can't stream via 7Plus. It's also worth noting that Channel 7 has ads, unlike Fox Cricket.

Stream Boxing Day Test via Kayo Sports

If you can't access Channel 7 for whatever reason this Boxing Day and you're after cricket, Kayo is your best choice.

For the entire Australia vs India series, you can watch with Hindi commentary or choose your own camera angle. You can see the full list of Kayo features here.

The sports streaming platform is available on Apple TV, Chromecast, Telstra TV, Samsung TV, Sony Android TV, iOS and Android devices as well as PC or Mac.

Kayo will cost you $25 a month or $35 a month. The more expensive option allows you to watch from three devices at once rather than two.

If you're a new customer, you can watch using a 14-day free trial. For more information see our Kayo Sports review.

Boxing Day Test squads:

Australia:

Joe Burns, Matthew Wade, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Marcus Harris, Moises Henriques, Michael Neser, James Pattinson

India:

Ajinkya Rahane (c), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj

Who will win Australia vs India Boxing Day Test?

The 36 all-out humiliation will be a hammer blow to India's confidence. There will undoubtedly be mental scars as the batsmen take guard to Australia's outstanding bowling attack at the MCG.

Conditions will be more favourable for batting, but the tourists have also lost their captain and best player Virat Kohli. Fast bowler Mohammed Shami is also out.

We think Australia will again be too powerful, even though opening batsman David Warner remains unavailable. Expect play to run at least four to five days this time though.

See how to watch the NBA Christmas games. You can also check out every sport on Kayo or our guide to streaming cricket and find more competitions to watch.

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