South Africa vs Australia, 1st Test: When and where to watch, coverage on TV and live streaming

Here is all you need to know about when and where to watch the 1st Test match between South Africa and Australia in India.

FirstCricket Staff, March 01, 2018

South Africa have not asked for quick pitches to be prepared for their four-test series against Australia, which starts in Durban on Thursday after the ploy backfired just over a month ago, captain Faf du Plessis said on Wednesday.

"I learnt my lesson," Du Plessis told a news conference after his call for groundsmen to prepare pacey wickets in the three-test series against India in January saw South Africa lose by 63 runs in the last test at The Wanderers.

Cricket - India v South Africa - First Test cricket match - Newlands Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa - January 8, 2018. South Africa's players celebrate after their win over India. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham - RC181DE5B630

File photo of the South African Test team. Reuters

The pitch was also criticised by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

"Obviously, when you're playing against a sub-continent team (Asian), you try to get an advantage somehow but Australia and South Africa are two similar teams," said Du Plessis.

"We play in the same conditions. There's nothing different that we are expecting. We both will play on what we get. We've not asked for anything specific."

The wicket for the opening test at Kingsmead is expected to be slow.

When and where will be the South Africa vs Australia Test series be played?

The South Africa vs Australia Test series will be played from 1 March to 3 April in South Africa.

Where do I watch the matches live on television?

In India, SONY Pictures Networks India hold the broadcast rights for the South Africa vs Australia Test series. SONY SIX and SONY SIX HD will broadcast all the four Test matches. The first Test at Kingsmead in Durban will start at 1.30 pm IST.

Where can I watch the live streaming of the matches?

The South Africa vs Australia Test series can be live streamed on the SonyLiv app.

With inputs from Reuters

Published Date: March 01, 2018 | Updated Date: March 01, 2018

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3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
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3 England 7496 117
4 New Zealand 7081 114
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