NEW DELHI, INDIA: Team India is leading 3-0 in the series and is looking at a historic 4-0 whitewash against Australia. Australia’s stand-in captain Shane Watson won the toss and opted to bat against India in the inconsequential fourth Test at the Feroze Shah Kotla.
Local boy Shikhar Dhawan, who impressed millions of cricket fans in the Mohali Test, is being replaced by Ajinkya Rahane as he fractured his left hand in the last match.
Even Australia has made several changes to its team. Matthew Wade comes in for Brad Haddin; Mitchell Johnson and James Pattinson for Mitchell Starc and Xavier Doherty and Glenn Maxwell for Moises Henriques.
The match has already started and if for some reason you are unable to watch the match on TV, you can watch it live online. Star Sports is providing an official live streaming of the Testmatch on its website. To watch India vs Australia Test match live on Star Sports, click here.
Also, for those of you prefer getting live updates, ESPNCricinfo provides ball to ball updates and scores. Click here for live updates from ESPNCricinfo. Here are a few other websites that provide live updates and scores of the India-Australia match: Cricbuzz, Cricketnirvana and cricketnext. BCCI official website displays the live scorecard and commentary.
However, the official live streaming has not stopped viewers from turning to sites like Extracover.net, watchcriclive, webcric.com and crictime.com. That said, we must tell you that the Delhi High Court, in a recent order, barred telecom operators and mobile VAS providers from “exploiting Star India’s exclusive cricket media rights by providing live updates of matches to their subscribers” for commercial gains, Star India CEO Uday Shankar told reporters.
Star India has the exclusive media rights to cricket matches organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) until 2018. The court asked telecom operators and mobile VAS providers to either disseminate score updates deferred by 15-minutes or pay a fair share of revenue generated through broadcast of live scores to Star India by procuring a licence.
(With inputs from IANS)