How to watch the Boxing Day Test 2022 live in Australia
Will the bowlers continue their dominance of the series?
Australia took first blood in their 3-Test series vs South Africa as the focus moves to the traditional Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
After a few years of green pitches at the MCG, we're unlikely to see a similar surface for the Boxing Day Test this year.
That's especially coming after the pitch at the Gabba in the first Test, where the bowlers dominated.
What time does the Boxing Day Test start?
The Boxing Day Test starts at 10:30am AEDT on Monday 26 December at the MCG.
How to watch the Boxing Day Test live
There are 2 ways to watch the Boxing Day Test.
You can watch live and free on TV on Channel 7, but it will screen ads throughout the game.
If you live in WA, you'll have to switch channels during the broadcast as Channel 7 will air Sunrise at the start of the day before changing to the Boxing Day Test.
However, if you want to enjoy the Boxing Day Test uninterrupted, live and ad-break-free during play, you'll need Fox Cricket.
To watch it, you'll need a subscription to Kayo Sports, Foxtel iQ or Foxtel Now.
That way, you won't miss a minute of the series or any of the Australian cricket season as it unfolds.
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Stream the Boxing Day Test on Foxtel Now
If you choose to stream with Foxtel Now, new customers can get a 10-day free trial.
That means you could watch the entire Boxing Day Test as well as the first 2 days of the New Year's Test at no cost.
After your free trial, for sports content, you'll need the Sport pack, which is $54 a month.
Right now though, Foxtel Now has a deal where you can get access to all its packs for only $49 a month instead of $104 if you sign up for 12 months.
You can watch Foxtel Now on iOS and Android devices, Mac and PC, Telstra TV, PlayStation, smart TVs (Samsung, Android, Sony, Hisense, LG) or via Chromecast.
Stream Australia vs South Africa on Kayo Sports
The Boxing Day Test is live and ad-free during play and on-demand on Kayo Sports.
If you are yet to try it, Kayo has a 7-day free trial.
You can stream the Boxing Day Test at no cost, plus you also get to watch with all of Kayo's special features.
Beyond cricket, Kayo has access to more than 50 sports.
Boxing Day Test preview
While we got a good look at how the bowlers are performing after the first Test, it wasn't the case with the batters.
And that was thanks to some tough conditions at the Gabba as well as excellent bowling from 2 world-class attacks.
34 wickets fell on a green top at the Gabba, finishing the Test within 2 days.
Only 2 batters on both sides managed to get above 50 across the 4 innings.
Neither side could get a start. There were only 78 runs added for the first 3 wickets in this Test match across the 4 innings.
But South Africa as a whole have bigger batting issues, managing only 152 and 99 in both their innings.
It seems like batting partnerships will be the key for the Boxing Day Test.
It's obvious both sides have quality bowling attacks that can deliver, but it will depend on the batters making some runs to put the result beyond doubt.
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