West Indies must win on Sunday to avoid losing their second straight series to Pakistan on their tour of the United Arab Emirates, and fans who want to watch them try can find instructions on how to live stream the second ODI for free and without a cable login below, in Pakistan, the United States and in India.
Scroll down the page for a preview of the second Pakistan vs. West Indies ODI, as well as team information and video highlights of the first ODI, which Pakistan won easily by 111 runs.
First ball of the second ODI is set to be bowled at 3 p.m. Gulf Standard Time on Sunday, October 2, at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. For fans in Pakistan, that start time will be 4 p.m., and in India the game gets underway at 4:30 p.m.
Fans in the United States will need to set their alarms to get up in time to watch the Second Pakistan vs. West Indies ODI match stream live. The contest starts at 7 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time in the U.S.A., 4 a.m. Pacific.
How to Watch a Live Stream in Pakistan
The second Pakistan vs. West Indies ODI match will be carried on the airwaves by PTV Sports, which is part of the government-run Pakistan Television Corporation. The PTV Sports Live streaming service offers a free stream of the match for viewers in Pakistan only. That stream can be accessed by fans in that country, with no login information required, by clicking on this link — or this link via YouTube. Again, note that the PTV Sports live stream will not be accessible to viewers with internet IP addresses outside of Pakistan.
How to Watch a Live Stream in India
The Ten Sports network airs the whole Pakistan vs. West Indies ODI series in India, and also offers an online live stream. That free live stream, however, is accessible only to online viewers with IP addresses inside India. That stream can be found by clicking here. The live stream is free, but will require a brief registration on the site, which is also free.
How to Watch a Live Stream in the United States
To watch a free and legal live stream of the Pakistan vs. West Indies second ODI cricket match, stateside fans will need to sign up for a seven-day free trial subscription to the Sling TV international sports package, which may be accessed at this link. Credit card info is berequired and the subscription price for the package will be $10 per month — but canceling before the initial weeklong trial is up prevents any charges, allowing fans to watch the second Pakistan vs. West Indies ODI for free, legally — as well as the third ODI on Wednesday.
The Sling TV lineup of several international sports channels includes Willow TV, a network which specializes in cricket broadcasts. Willow will carry the entire Pakistan vs. West Indies tour of the UAE, which will be capped off by three Test matches following the ODI series.
Once fans have signed up for the Sling TV package free trial, the next step is to download Sling software (instructions on the Sling TV site at the link above) for desktop computers — as well as for a variety of mobile devices.
Sling TV is available for the Apple iOS, the Android OS as well as Amazon Fire OS. The online TV service also offers a channel on several set-top boxes, including Roku, 4th Generation Apple TV, Google Chromecast and others, allowing cricket enthusiasts to watch the Pakistan vs. West Indies second ODI on their TV screens. For a complete list of Sling-compatible devices and operating systems, click on this link.
West Indies Have Not Won a Match on This Tour
The Windies came into the tour of the UAE — where Pakistan play their home matches due to security concerns in their own country — fresh off their World Cup championship in the T20 format in April. But the team that made its way to the UAE was a shadow of that triumphant squad from just six months ago, missing several top players and with a new T20 captain, Carlos Braithwaite.
When the tour opened with a three-match T20 series, West Indies was promptly whitewashed in one-sided fashion.
Under ODI Captain Jason Holder, however, things got no better as the slow, spin-friendly surfaces in the Arabian desert allowed Pakistan spinners to feast on the free-swinging, six-slugging batsmen from the Caribbean.
In the first ODI on Friday, slow left-armer Mohammad Nawaz claimed four wickets as the Men in Green bowled out the visitors inside of 39 overs on their way to an 111-run win.
Babar Azam, just over two weeks shy of his 22nd birthday, tallied his maiden ODI century, posting an innings of 120 to lead Pakistan to what proved to be an insurmountable 284, in a match that went to the Duckworth-Lewis method after a faulty floodlight caused a delay in play, coming in the 45th over of Pakistan’s innings.
Nonetheless the 24-year-old Holder remained optimistic that his squad could reverse their fortunes in the second ODI.
“In this situation, we need to turn things around and we really need to look at ways we can improve,” he told ESPN CricInfo. “Obviously one big area is the batting. We did see off the new ball [in the ODI]. It’s just a matter of rotating the strike a bit better than we did today. I think once we do that we should go into the next match in better stead.”
West Indies have been looking to their veteran players to lead with the bat, but Kieron Pollard, Duane Bravo and Denesh Ramdin were all serious disappointments in the opening ODI, recording just nine, eight and 12 respectively. Only Marlon Samuels with a respectable if not spectacular 46 showed any kind of life in the Windies’ chase.
That quartet will need to do better for West Indies to even the series and have a shot at retaining their ICC world eighth-place ranking — and with it, automatic qualification for the 2019 World Cup in England. Pakistan, on the other hand, sit ninth and can overhaul West Indies with a win on Sunday followed by another in the series finale.
1st ODI Highlights
Watch highlights of Pakistan’s resounding victory in Friday’s series-opening ODI, which also saw opener Sharjeel Khan surpass the half-century mark with 54 and pacer Hasan Ali take three wickets, in the video below, courtesy of Willow TV.
Projected Teams for 2nd ODI
Here are the teams for the second ODI on Sunday, as projected by the International Cricket Council.
Pakistan: Azhar Ali (captain), Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Umar Akmal, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Sohail Khan.
West Indies: Jason Holder (captain), Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Johnson Charles, Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Ashley Nurse, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin (wicketkeeper), Marlon Samuels.