Cricket World Cup 2023 Semifinal Livestream: How to Watch South Africa vs. Australia From Anywhere
Can the Proteas take a step closer to winning the World Cup for the first time?
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Could this finally be South Africa's year? After a superb World Cup campaign, the Proteas will be looking to lose their well-earned chokers tag as they battle it out today with Australia for a place in the final.
South Africa have tasted heartache on four previous occasions at this stage of the tournament and have never reached the final, but after seven wins out of nine in this year's tournament, fans could be forgiven for thinking that this could finally be their year.
Standing in their way are five-time winners Australia. The Baggy Greens have recovered well after losing their first two games of the tournament, and are currently on a run of seven straight wins. However, they have lost their last four meetings with South Africa, including a 134-run thrashing in the early stage of this World Cup in Lucknow four weeks ago.
Below, we'll outline the best live TV streaming services to use to watch every match of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, no matter where you are in the world.
South Africa vs. Australia: When and where?
South Africa take on Australia at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India, on Thursday, Nov. 15. Play is set to start at 2 p.m. ISTlocal time in India.(That's 8:30 a.m. GMT in the UK, 7:30 p.m. AEDT in Australia, and 3:30 a.m. ET or 12:30 a.m. PT in the US.)
How to watch the 2023 Cricket World Cup online from anywhere using a VPN
If you find yourself unable to view the tournament locally, you may need a different way to watch -- that's where using a VPN can come in handy. A VPN is also the best way to stop your ISP from throttling your speeds on game day by encrypting your traffic, and it's also a great idea if you're traveling and find yourself connected to a Wi-Fi network, and you want to add an extra layer of privacy for your devices and logins.
With a VPN, you're able to virtually change your location on your phone, tablet or laptop to get access to the game. Most VPNs, like our Editors' Choice, ExpressVPN, make it really easy to do this.
Using a VPN to watch or stream sports is legal in any country where VPNs are legal, including the US, UK and Australia, as long as you have a legitimate subscription to the service you're streaming. You should be sure your VPN is set up correctly to prevent leaks: Even where VPNs are legal, the streaming service may terminate the account of anyone it deems to be circumventing correctly applied blackout restrictions.
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All matches of the Cricket World Cup are being shown live in the UK by Sky and its dedicated Sky Sports Cricket channel. If you already have Sky Sports as part of your TV package, you can stream the first Test via its Sky Go app, but cord-cutters will want to get set up with a Now account, and a Now Sports membership, to stream the match.
Sky subsidiary Now (formerly Now TV) offers streaming access to Sky Sports channels with a Now Sports membership. You can get a day of access for £12, or sign up to a monthly plan from £25 a month right now.
Quick tips for streaming the 2023 Cricket World Cup using a VPN
With four variables at play -- your ISP, browser, video streaming provider and VPN -- your experience and success when streaming the Cricket World Cup action live may vary.
If you don't see your desired location as a default option for ExpressVPN, try using the "search for city or country" option.
If you're having trouble getting the game after you've turned on your VPN and set it to the correct viewing area, there are two things you can try for a quick fix. First, log into your streaming service subscription account and make sure the address registered for the account is an address in the correct viewing area. If not, you may need to change the physical address on file with your account. Second, some smart TVs -- like Roku -- don't have VPN apps you can install directly on the device itself. Instead, you'll have to install the VPN on your router or the mobile hotspot you're using (like your phone) so that any device on its Wi-Fi network now appears in the correct viewing location.
All of the VPN providers we recommend have helpful instructions on their main site for quickly installing the VPN on your router. In some cases with smart TV services, after you install a cable network's sports app, you'll be asked to verify a numeric code or click a link sent to your email address on file for your smart TV. This is where having a VPN on your router will also help, since both devices will appear to be in the correct location.
And remember, browsers can often give away a location despite using a VPN, so be sure you're using a privacy-first browser to log into your services. We normally recommend Brave.