India vs Australia live stream: how to watch Cricket World Cup final 2023 free online and TV now, as the Aussies need 241 to win

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Watch FREE India vs Australia live stream

India vs Australia in the Cricket World Cup final 2023 is FREE to watch on 9Now in Australia, My5 in the UK and PTV Sports in Pakistan. In the US, it's live on ESPN Plus and Willow TV (via streaming service Sling) . In the UK, you can also watch on Sky Sports. And you can use a VPN to watch any India vs Australia live stream from anywhere, if you happen to be away from home.

We've heard the national anthems, the. noise is deafening and all is set for a magnificent game of cricket. Both teams are unsurprisingly unchanged after their respective semi-final wins with Australia captain Pat Cummins taking the unusual decision to bowl first on what looks like a dry pitch as they back themselves to chase any total. India captain Rohit Sharma says he would have batted. 

Australia roared into a commanding position at the change of innings after limiting India to 240 all out, with Kuldeep Yadav run out with the last ball while trying to force a second run. 

Though Virat Kohli and Lokesh Rahul scored 50s, the hosts couldn't replicate captain Sharma's ability to find the boundary early on in the innings as they struggled to get to gips with Australia's pace attack on what appears a tricky wicket to score big on. Mitchell Starc again stepped up, taking 3-55, while Adam Zampa's spin and enforcer Cummins each produced  economical spells to limit India's usual big hitting. Aussie openers David Warner and and Travis Head will soon be out in the middle, needing 241 to become world champions.

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India vs Australia:Sunday 19 November 2023 – 8.30am GMT / 3.30am ET / 12.30am PT / 2pm IST / 7.30pm AEDT
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India vs Australia final preview

Cricket doesn't get much more intriguing than a World Cup final between India and Australia. The tournament's best two sides for much of the past month and a half will duke it out in Sunday's day-night encounter in Ahmedabad for the world 50-over crown, with the hosts seeking their third title and Australia a record-extending sixth. India at home in a World Cup final – just like their most recent triumph in 2011 – in front of 130,000 adoring fans is an event that transcends sport.

India extended their winning run to 10 out of 10 at the Cricket World Cup 2023 with a routine 70-run defeat of New Zealand. The irrepressible Virat Kohli scored his 50th ODI century to move clear of compatriot Sachin Tendulkar as the most prolific ton-maker in this form of the game, but India were supreme from start to finish. Mohammed Shami took 7-57 to become the tournament's leading wicket taker, while Shreyas Iyer also made three figures with a quick-fire innings that is becoming a trademark. Throw in pace bowling machine Jasprit Bumrah and captain Rohit Sharma and this is a juggernaut of a team, one that beat final opponents Australia by six wickets in the pair's group stage meeting six weeks ago.

Australia may be underdogs based on form, but history is very much in their favour. The five-time world champions beat India in the 2003 and Pat Cummins and Co just know how to get the job done when it matters most. Mitchell Starc blew away the South African top order with a blistering opening spell that eventually delivered figures of 3-34, while captain Cummins helped mop up the tail with three wickets of his own. In a nervy run chase, it was the Starc-Cummins double act that got Australia over the line to secure a three-wicket win after man-of-the match Travis Head 48-ball 62 set the tone early. Throw in Josh Hazlewood to a superb pace bowling attack and heavy hitters David Warner and Glen Maxwell to the batting and the tools are there for Australia to upset the hosts if they execute their plans.

Make sure you know how to get an India vs Australia live stream from wherever you are. 

Free India vs Australia 2023 live streams

If you're lucky enough to live in Australia, Channel 9 will show India vs Australia for FREE, live on TV and via the 9Now streaming service.

In the UK, meanwhile, Channel 5 have done a last-minute deal to show the India vs Australia final and the broadcaster will also be showing the game on its My5 streaming service. All you need is a TV licence. 

Cricket fans in India can also enjoy every game of the 2023 World Cup, including the India vs Australia finale, live and for free via the Hotstar mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

Meanwhile, in Pakistan, selected games will be shown for free on PTV Sports

Travelling outside India, the UK, Australia or Pakistan? No problem – use our favourite cricket VPN to unblock your regular streaming service from overseas. Details below.

Watch India vs Australia live stream from anywhere

You won't be able to watch your regular India vs Australia live streams while travelling abroad. The streaming service will spot that you're in a foreign country and block you. You can use a VPN (virtual private network) to get around this, though.

It's a straightforward piece of software that sets your device to appear as if it's in a different country, allowing you to watch any Cricket World Cup 2023 live stream from anywhere in the world.

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How to use a VPN for India vs Australia

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For India vs Australia at the Cricket World Cup 2023, you may wish to choose 'Australia' for 9Now.

3. Then head over to 9Now on your browser or device and enjoy the free India vs Australia live stream!

Watch India vs Australia live streams in the US

Cricket fans in the US can watch an India vs Australia live stream in the World Cup final on ESPN Plus, which can be accessed through many cable packages. 

The broadcaster has the rights to live stream all 48 matches at the tournament and a subscription costs $10.99 a month or $109.99 per year. It won't unlock all regular ESPN content, but it you will be able to catch thousands of live events, original shows and series that can't be found anywhere else (not even on the standard ESPN service). 

You can also watch the Cricket World Cup on the Willow TV cable channel, which is available with a Sling subscription that costs $10 a month. The cord-cutting service allows you to stream various channels live on up to three devices, as well as enjoying highlights and catch-up tv. There are no long contracts, either – if you're not happy , you can cancel at any time.

These services are only available within the States so be sure to use a VPN if you're a US subscriber stuck abroad. We recommend ExpressVPN as it's reliable and comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.


ESPN Plus costs $10.99 per month for the basic package, but you can save over 15% by signing up for a year for $109.99. That brings access to more cricket, plus boxing, the NFL, MLB, NHL, PGA Tour golf, soccer, major tennis and even the UFC if you're happy to add the occasional PPV fee.

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Maybe the best deal on Sling TV is for cricket fans. Pick up a $10 per month subscription to Willow TV through Sling as part of the Desi TV deal. No need to sign up to the Blue or Orange bundles. No long contracts either.

Watch India vs Australia live stream in the UK

Great news cricket fans in the UK – there are two ways to watch India vs Australia, including a free option. The Cricket World Cup final 2023 will be shown live by Channel 5 from 8am GMT and the broadcaster will also be live streaming the game on My5

India vs Australia is also being broadcast on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event in the UK, as the pay-TV service has been throughout the tournament. Take a look at the best Sky TV deals if you're interested in watching the cricket on pay-TV, plus plenty more live sport, in top-quality resolution.

Even without a full Sky subscription, fans can enjoy a 2023 Cricket World Cup live stream with a Now day pass or a monthly pass. Here is our pick of the best Now deals.

TNT Sports (formerly BT Sport) customers can also enjoy the tournament so long as they're subscribed to the TNT Sports Big Sport Bundle, which includes the Sky Sports channels as well as the TNT and Discovery ones. You can add it to your BT/TNT package for £35 per month (reduced from the regular £43).

Virgin Media customers can watch the Cricket World Cup 2023 with a Sky Sports subscription through Virgin Media’s Bigger + Sports bundle.

If you have a Virgin TiVo box and access to TNT or Sky, you can watch on-the-go through Virgin's TV Anywhere app.

Remember, if you're away from Blighty at the minute, you need to use a VPN to access your local live stream from overseas – without being blocked.

Watch India vs Australia live stream in Australia for FREE

For cricket fans Down Under, you can watch India vs Australia for free on Channel 9. The broadcaster's 9Now streaming service has the rights to the final, and has been the home for every Australia match during the Cricket World Cup 2023. 

There's also a pay-TV option for cricket-loving Aussies. The Fox Sports channels have been showing every fixture in the tournament `and if you don't have those through Foxtel, you can try Kayo Sports. Kayo offers access to over 50 sports live and on-demand. Prices start at $25.

Away from Oz? Use a VPN to access your local live stream from overseas – without being blocked.

Watch India vs Australia live stream in India for FREE

For cricket lovers in India, and there are plenty of you, the good news is that the 2023 World Cup final – India vs Australia – is being live streamed for free via the Hotstar mobile app (iOS and Android).

However, if you want to tune in on a larger screen over the smaller one, you'll need to pay for a Disney Star subscription. Matches will be shown live on a range of Star Sports channels.

Able to cut the cord and stream instead? Expect to pay around Rs 1,499 per month for Disney Star's all-access content plan.

If you already subscribe to one of those services but are outside of India right now, remember to sign up for a VPN service such as ExpressVPN to follow the World Cup live stream wherever you are are.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray is an award-winning sports writer and columnist. A fluent Spanish speaker and former semi-professional footballer, he was senior staff writer of world-leading football magazine FourFourTwo for seven years and continues to write and edit for them, national newspapers, websites and Premier League clubs. He is not a famous tennis player.