BANGALORE, INDIA: India playing against Pakistan has always evoked stupendous response from enthusiastic fans from all parts of the world.
In that context, Thursday’s One-Day International (ODI) between the two neighbouring nations at Kolkata’s famed Eden Gardens is even better, with the venue historically being favorable to both India and Pakistan. Not to forgetÂ the crowd support, the Mexican waves of which can give goosebumps to even a seasoned cricketer.
After losing the first ODI at Chennai against Pakistan, the Men in Blue are looking to avenge the six-wicket defeat and get back to winning ways.
But, this being a working day, you might not be able to catch the live action on television. For those who couldn’t get a ticket or not in a position to watch on TV, there is always the option of watching online or checking the video stream on their mobiles and other gadgets.
In a bid to encourage viewers to support official streaming, Star Sports is reportedly providing live webcast of the India vs Pakistan series this time. To watch the match live on Star Sports, click here.
In case they find any difficulties in accessing the official streaming, viewers also do turn to unofficial sites like Extracover.net, watchcriclive, webcric.com and crictime.com, which have a lot of pop-up advertisements.
Also, ESPN Cricinfo is a hot favorite among cricket fans for live updates and scores.
However, BCCI, too, has an interesting way of presenting the live scores. BCCI website currently displays the following message: “As Sohail Tanvir put it, when India play Pakistan in cricket, passion takes precedence over form and skill, resulting in exciting contests each time.” Apart from those sites, here are a few others that provide updates and live scores: Cricbuzz, Cricketnirvana and Cricketnext.
Now that you are all set to watch the match live, who do you think will win this match? Will India salvage itsÂ pride or Pakistan run away with the series? Do let us know.
(Some of the above-mentioned websites are not officially authorized by BCCI and might be illegal. The list provided here is on the basis of our readers’ feedback and CIOL does not take any responsibility for the authenticity of these sites)