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India vs South Africa 2021-2022 series live streaming: how to watch India vs South Africa 3rd ODI for free in India

India vs South Africa series of 2021 – 2022 has kickstarted in South Africa. The Virat Kohli-led Indian national team is currently in South Africa to take on the Proteas in a three-match test series, which will be followed by a three-match ODI international series. The test series has already been clinched by South Africa in a memorable 2-1 triumph over India. The Proteas also won the first two ODIs and are leading 2-0.

If you’re wondering where to watch the first test match of the India vs South Africa 2021-2022 series and the rest of the series in India, you’re at the right place. The television broadcasting rights of the series are reserved by Star Sports Network in the country. Those who have cut the cord can watch the series online on Disney+ Hotstar. Here’s everything you need to know from live streaming on your devices to Disney+ Hotstar plan details.

India vs South Africa 2021-2022 series schedule today (India Time)

DateMatchTimeVenue
December 19th India vs South Africa 3rd ODI2:00 PMNewlands, Cape Town

India vs South Africa series live streaming online: where to watch on mobile, laptop and TV?

Disney+ Hotstar plans start in India from Rs 499 per year for Mobile plan

Disney+ Hotstar plans start in India from Rs 499 per year for the Mobile plan

As mentioned before, the official broadcaster of the India vs South Africa series in India is Star Network. As such, interested cricket fans will be able to live stream the matches on smartphones, laptops, tablets, or television through Disney+ Hotstar. However, users will need to subscribe to a Disney+ Hotstar plan in order to watch these matches. Disney+ Hotstar currently has three plans for its subscribers – Mobile, Super, and Premium.

Also read: Disney Plus Hotstar subscription plans 2021: Mobile, Super and Premium subscription price in India, offers and more

These plans are priced at Rs 499, Rs 899, and Rs 1,499, for a year respectively. Users can also subscribe to a monthly pack of Premium plan, which is priced at Rs 299 per month. While all these plans offer unrestricted access to all content on the OTT platform, they differ in device restrictions and audio-video quality. Below are the details of all three plans.

Disney+ Hotstar PlansPriceDevice supportedNumber of devices supported at onceResolutionAudio
MobileRs 499/yearMobile1HDStereo
SuperRs 899/yearPhone, laptop, TV2HDDolby 5.1
PremiumRs 1,499/year or Rs 299/monthPhone, laptop, TV44KDolby 5.1

India vs South Africa series start date and time in India

The India vs South Africa 2021-2022 series begins on December 26th with the first test match between two sides. The match is being held in SuperSport Stadium in Centurion. The match starts at 1.30pm IST on December 16th and for the remainder of days till the game is in play. As mentioned above, the Indian team will play three test matches and three ODI against South Africa during the series.

India vs South Africa series cricket live streaming free in India: how to watch

The most convenient way to watch the India vs South Africa series is to stream the live matches on your mobile device. This can be done by subscribing to a Disney+ Hotstar plan of your choice. If you only intend to watch matches on your phone, the Disney+ Hotstar Mobile plan is the best. However, if you wish to watch them on your computer, tablet, or TV as well, either Super or Premium will serve you better. For those who are sticking with a Mobile-only plan, Reliance Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone are offering a free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription with select prepaid and postpaid plans. Here’s how you can watch India vs South Africa series for free in India.

Jio prepaid recharge plans with free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription

The leading telecom operator in India, Jio is offering bundled Disney+ Hotstar Mobile plan with several of its prepaid recharge plans. Below are the Jio recharge plans with free Disney+ Hotstar benefit.

  • Jio Rs 601 Cricket Plan: 3GB data per day with 6GB extra data, unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS per day, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile annual subscription, and Jio Suite access for a period of 28 days
  • Jio Rs 799 Cricket Plan: 2GB data per day, unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS/day, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile annual subscription, Jio Suite access for 56 days
  • Jio Rs 1,066 Cricket Plan: 2GB data per day with 5GB extra data, unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS/day, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile annual subscription, Jio Suite access for 84 days
  • Jio Rs 3,199 Cricket plan: 2GB data per day, 10GB extra data, unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS/day, 365 days validity, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile annual subscription, Jio Suite access
  • Jio Rs 659 Cricket plan: 1,5GB data per day, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile annual subscription, Jio Suite access for 56 days

Airtel prepaid recharge plans with free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription

Airtel is also offering a Disney+ Hotstar bundle with select recharge plans. However, the number of recharge plans are restricted to three. Below are the details of all Airtel recharge plans offering free Disney+ Hotstar.

  • Airtel Rs 599 Truly Unlimited Plan: 3GB data per day, unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS per day, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile annual subscription, Prime Video Mobile Edition free trial, Apollo 24|7 3-month subscription, Shaw Academy online classes, Rs 100 cashback on FASTag, free Hellotunes, free Wynk Music, 28 days validity
  • Airtel Rs 838 Truly Unlimited Plan: 2GB data per day, unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS per day, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile annual subscription, Prime Video Mobile Edition free trial, Apollo 24|7 3-month subscription, Shaw Academy online classes, Rs 100 cashback on FASTag, free Hellotunes, free Wynk Music, 56 days validity
  • Airtel Rs 3,359 Truly Unlimited Plan: 3GB data per day, unlimited voice calls, 100 SMS per day, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile annual subscription, Prime Video Mobile Edition free trial, Apollo 24|7 3-month subscription, Shaw Academy online classes, Rs 100 cashback on FASTag, free Hellotunes, free Wynk Music, 365 days validity

Vi (Vodafone Idea) prepaid recharge plans with free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription

Vi is also offering the OTT benefit with only three prepaid recharge plans. Below are all details of the new Vi recharge plans with Disney+ Hotstar membership

  • Vi Rs 501 recharge plan: 3GB data per day with 16GB extra data, unlimited calls, 100 SMS per day, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile annual subscription, Binge All Night (free data from 12am to 6am), Weekend Data Rollover (Unused data from Monday to Friday rolled over to Saturday and Sunday), Vi Movies & TV, 28 days validity
  • Vi Rs 901 recharge plan: 3GB data per day with 48GB extra data, unlimited calls, 100 SMS per day, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile annual subscription, Binge All Night (free data from 12am to 6am), Weekend Data Rollover (Unused data from Monday to Friday rolled over to Saturday and Sunday), Vi Movies & TV, 70 days validity
  • Vi Rs 3,099 recharge plan: 1.5GB data per day, unlimited calls, 100 SMS per day, Disney+ Hotstar Mobile annual subscription, Binge All Night (free data from 12am to 6am), Weekend Data Rollover (Unused data from Monday to Friday rolled over to Saturday and Sunday), Vi Movies & TV, 365 days validity

Jio postpaid plans with free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription

Jio is offering a free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription with all of its Postpaid Plus plans. The Jio Postpaid Plans are priced at Rs Rs 399, Rs 599, Rs 799, Rs 999, and Rs 1,499. These plans offer 75GB, 100GB, 150GB, 200GB and 300GB data, respectively. Apart from Disney+ Hotstar, these plans also offer free Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Jio Apps.

Airtel postpaid plans with free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription

Airtel is offering free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription with its Rs 499, Rs 999 and Rs 1,599 postpaid plans. These plans come with 75GB, 150GB, and 500GB of data, respectively. Other benefits include Amazon Prime Video, unlimited calls, 100 SMS per day, handset protection, Airtel Xstream app access, and more.

Vi (Vodafone Idea) postpaid plans with free Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription

Vi or Vodafone Idea also has three regular postpaid plans offering a free one-year subscription to Disney+ Hotstar. These plans come in denominations of Rs 499, Rs 699, and Rs 1,099. All three plans include free Prime Video and Vi Movies & TV subscription with the Rs 1,099 plan also including Netflix. Vi also has a bunch of family postpaid plans (including u to 5 add-on connections) with free Disney+ Hotstar. These plans are priced at Rs 999, Rs 1,299, Rs 1,699, and Rs 2,299. All plans offer free Prime Video and Vi Movies & TV subscriptions. The Rs 1,699 and Rs 2,299 plans also offer Netflix.

India vs South Africa series: complete schedule with date and time (IST)

DateMatchesMatch Time (IST)Venue
December 26th,2021 to December 30th, 2021India vs South Africa, 1st Test1:30 PMSuperSport Park, Centurion
January 3rd, 2022 to January 7th, 2022India vs South Africa, 2nd Test1:30 PMThe Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
January 11th, 2022 to January 15th, 2022India vs South Africa, 3rd Test1:30 PMNewlands, Cape Town
January 19th, 2022India vs South Africa, 1st ODI2:00 PMBoland Park, Paarl
January 21st, 2022India vs South Africa, 2nd ODI2:00 PMBoland Park, Paarl
January 23rd, 2022India vs South Africa, 3rd ODI2:00 PMNewlands, Cape Town
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