Australia vs India live stream: how to watch 3rd Test cricket online from anywhere

It's a busy start to the new year for cricket fans, with action getting back under way Down Under as hosts Australia take on India in the pivotal 3rd Test of their five-match series. Follow our guide as we explain how to get an Australia vs India live stream and watch the 3rd Test cricket match online, no matter where you are in the world right now.

Australia vs India live stream: 3rd Test

Dates: Thursday, January 7 - Monday, January 11

Start time: 10.30am AEDT / 5am IST / 11.30pm GMT

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia

Live stream: Kayo Sports (AUS) / SonyLIV (India)

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As play moves to Sydney, things are tied 1-1, with Australia winning the 1st Test in Adelaide after an uncharacteristic Indian batting collapse, before the tourists fought back in Melbourne to take the 2nd Test and square proceedings. The Men in Blue's victory on Boxing Day was made all the more impressive by the fact they were without regular skipper Virat Kohli, who's flown home for the birth of his first child.

Stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane is getting a major boost for the 3rd Test, too, with the return of regular opener Rohit Sharma following his completion of a mandatory 14-day quarantine period Down Under. It's less straightforward at the top of the order for Tim Paine's Australia, as while David Warner is expected to return to the Wallabies' starting XI, he's still not thought to be 100% fit following treatment for a groin injury.

With the Border–Gavaskar Trophy hanging in the balance at Sydney Cricket Ground, fans of both teams won't want to miss a second of the action - and there's no need to. Simply read on as we explain how to get an Australia vs India live stream and watch the 3rd Test cricket match online today.

How to watch Australia vs India 3nd Test from outside your country

In India, UK, Australia or the US? We've got you covered below with your official broadcasting options.

But if you're out of the country and are still desperate to tune into certain matches, you'll quickly find that online access is geo-blocked. In order to get around that (and assuming it complies with the Ts&Cs of the broadcaster in question), you can download and use a VPN.

Use a VPN to live stream Australia vs India 3rd Test cricket anywhere

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How to live stream Australia vs India: watch the 3rd Test cricket in Australia

The exclusive Australian broadcaster for this Test series is Fox Sports and play starts on its Fox Sports Cricket channel (Foxtel 501) at 10.30am AEDT each day from Thursday, January 7 to Monday, January 11.

Alongside Fox, your other option is to sign up for the fast-emerging Kayo Sports streaming service, which features no lock-in contracts and gives you access to over 50 other sports including the F1, NRL, FA Cup football... the list goes on! Handy if you don't want to go all out on Fox.

Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously. Alternatively, the service also offers a Kayo Sports Premium Package, which provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month.

For those wanting to watch home coverage of sports from overseas, a VPN is usually the solution - and our latest January 2021 testing has current No. 1 pick ExpressVPN working brilliantly with the service.

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Australia vs India live stream: how to watch the 3rd Test online in India

In India, Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) has exclusive broadcast rights to the Men In Blue's Test endeavours Down Under. 

The 3rd Test between Australia vs India starts at 5am IST in India on Thursday, January 7 and coverage will be split across its Sony Ten 1 (and HD) and Sony Ten 3 (and HD) linear channels, with play opening at similar times every day.

Coverage will also be available in full via Sony's over-the-top streaming service, SonyLIV, which is where to go if you want to watch premium cricket action without signing up for a lengthy contract.

Anyone wanting to watch their subscription coverage overseas can easily do so, too - you just need to go down the VPN route as above.

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Australia vs India live stream 3rd Test: how to watch cricket online in the UK

While Sky Sports is arguably the main provider of cricket coverage in the UK, BT Sport has exclusive rights to India's tour of Australia.

BT Sport is available to both BT TV customers (from £10 a month on contract), and can be added on by Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk subscribers as well.

Because of time difference, BT's coverage of the 3rd Test starts late on Wednesday, January 6, with the first ball expected to be bowled at around 11.30pm GMT and play rolling into the early hours of the morning each day. Similar times are scheduled for all five days, but check your local TV listings if you want to be sure, as sport looks like it's still going to subject a fair few changes in 2021!

If you don't want to be locked into a lengthy (and, when all's said and done) pricey contract, BT Sport also now offers the option of a Monthly Pass.

Plus, if you choose to snap up a VPN as described above, it means you'll be able to watch your preferred UK coverage from anywhere in the world.

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How to live stream Australia vs India 3rd Test cricket online in New Zealand

Sky generally enjoys the rights to live cricket coverage in NZ and this series is no different, with the country's version of Sky Sports airing Australia vs India.

The first balls of the each day's Australia vs India Test action are scheduled to be bowled at around 12.30pm NZDT from Thursday, January 7 to Monday, January 11.

When it does show the action, there's the Sky Go app available for on-the-go viewing - and anyone currently overseas can always utilise the VPN route outlined earlier.

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How to get a Australia vs India 3rd Test live stream and watch cricket online in the US

Dedicated cricket streaming service Willow TV is where you'll need to head if you want to watch this Test series live in the US. 

Play will start at 6.30pm ET/3.30pm PT from Wednesday, January 6, with similar timing in store for other days of play - the final day being scheduled to start on Sunday, January 10.

Willow TV (also available in Canada), is available from a number of cable providers including Dish, Spectrum, Xfinity, Verizon Fios and more. 

Customers that subscribe to Willow TV will be able to use their cable provider’s login and password on to stream Australia vs India cricket right from their computer.

Alternatively, Willow TV also has apps for Android and iOS if your prefer to watch matches on the go. And can be added to cord-cutting TV streaming services such as Sling TV.

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