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Having succumbed to a six-wicket defeat inside just two days in Brisbane, there’s pride to be salvaged for South Africa on Boxing Day as they take on Australia for the 2nd Test encounter between the two sides at the MCG. Will there be similar pain on the way for the Proteas, or can they recover in Melbourne? Read on as we explain how to watch an Australia vs South Africa live stream and catch the 2nd Test online from anywhere.

Australia vs South Africa 2nd Test live stream

Dates: December 25/26 – December 30

Start time: 10.30am AEDT / 11.30pm GMT / 1.30am SAST / 5am IST / 12.30pm NZDT / 6.30pm ET

Venue: The MCG, Melbourne

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Last weekend’s victory marked the first time since 1931 that a Test in Australia was wrapped up within two days. An incredible 19 wickets fell during a dramatic second day’s play in Brisbane. In-form Aussie batsman Travis Head proved to be the key difference in the one-sided affair in Brisbane, scoring 92 runs with 13 fours and a six in the first innings. 

The Baggy Greens, however, have a bowling dilemma coming into this clash, with paceman Josh Hazlewood back in contention after injury. That means the selectors will need to choose between the 31-year-old or fan favourite Scott Boland for this Test.

The tourists’ troubles meanwhile rest with their batsmen, having delivered paltry totals of just 152 and 99 in their two 1st Test innings. That return worryingly marked the eighth time South Africa have been dismissed for sub-200 totals this year.

Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada at least showed plenty of appetite for a Proteas fightback.  He took four wickets in an explosive four-over spell last Sunday, and will likely be relied upon in Melbourne for any change in his side’s fortunes.

Follow our guide for all the details you need to find a reliable Australia vs South Africa 2nd Test live stream and watch every session online from wherever you are during the festive period.


Australia vs South Africa Test schedule: dates and times

  • 1st Test: December 17-21 一 The Gabba, Brisbane 一 Australia won by six wickets
  • 2nd Test: December 26-30 一 MCG, Melbourne 一 10.30am AEDT / 1.30am SAST
  • 3rd Test: January 4-8 一 SCG, Sydney 一 10.30am AEDT / 1.30am SAST

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How to watch Australia vs South Africa Test cricket from outside your country

Below we’ve got you covered with your official Australia vs South Africa broadcasting options for South Africa, the UK, India, New Zealand and the US, but if you’re currently outside your country of residence and trying to stream the cricket via your local broadcaster, you’ll soon discover that you can’t, as it’s location restricted. But there is a way to tune in regardless.

By downloading and installing a VPN, you can effectively trick your computer into thinking that it’s back at home. That way you can enjoy your home coverage without having to find an illegal stream – assuming you comply with the broadcaster’s fine print, of course, specifically its terms and conditions.

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