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The Hundred 2022 live stream: how to watch the games

The Hundred 2022 live stream
The Hundred 2022 live stream (Image credit: BBC)

Here's how to watch The Hundred 2022 online from anywhere, with the tournament now underway (the next live game on BBC2 is on Tuesday 9 August between Northern Superchargers v Trent Rockets (Start-time 6.30pm).

The Hundred has returned for its second season, after dazzling and, erm, baffling crowds in equal measure!

Even seasoned cricket watchers at times struggled to know exactly what the rules were and this is something the tournament will need to address.

Also, there’s a nagging feeling about whether the format is different enough to the hugely popular 20/20 game. Does it need to be more radical? And can someone make the scoreboard clearer?! Sadly not to last question, it still looks awful — who thought pink, black and green was a good combo? 

The Hundred really needs to prove itself in its second season and what it does have going for it is a lot of big names playing. 

Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard and Glenn Maxwell are among the top men performing. It’s worth noting the women's side of the tournament is starting later due to lots of the players being in the Commonwealth Games.

Unfortunately, Jonny Bairstow, who’s been in remarkable form this summer, is sitting out the tournament, which is a big miss.

However, the sun has been out and there have been huge crowds attending. As for the cricket, the Welsh Fire already look in trouble having lost their first two games by a wide margin. Can they get back on track? 

How to get The Hundred 2022 live stream for free in the UK

Good news cricket fans, the BBC is showing many of The Hundred matches which means you can watch via iPlayer or on the BBC. 

The next live BBC game is on BBC2 on Tuesday 9 August between Northern Superchargers v Trent Rockets (Start-time 6.30pm).

Sky Sports is showing all the games.

There's a range of Sky TV packages available to suit just about everyone, so the simplest way to check out all the best Sky TV deals is to head to (opens in new tab) Sky Sports is available as an add-on to whatever package you choose.

How to watch The Hundred 2022 live streams from outside your country

If you're trying to tap into your local The Hundred coverage from outside your normal country, you might run into some frustrating digital barriers which will prevent you from doing exactly that. Thankfully, you'll be able to get around this issue by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

A VPN solves this issue by changing your IP address, meaning you can tune into all the content that matters to you even if you're going to be away from home. Our favorite option is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), which comes highly recommended by our sister site, Techradar. 

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ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to watch what you want from anywhere you want to watch it. 

And it's a great way to watch cricket via your usual method from anywhere in the world.

What are The Hundred rules?

So the BBC states the rules are as follows:

Each innings lasts 100 balls — the team with the most runs wins!

Bowlers bowl five balls at a time, but can bowl ten consecutive deliveries.

Each bowler can bowl a maximum of 20 balls.

Each team has a powerplay at the start of their innings, which lasts for 25 balls. Only two fielders are allowed on the boundary.

The fielding team can call a strategic timeout of 90 seconds. The coaches can then come and give tactical advice 

Are there overs in The Hundred?

Yes, but not the traditional six-ball overs you get in cricket normally. Instead, it's easier to think of them as being five-ball overs with the other difference being that a bowler can bowl two five-ball sets in a row. That's the key tactical change, you can keep a bowler doing well on for 10 balls. However, in reality, most of the time bowlers are just bowling their five balls.

Can you watch The Hundred in the US?

Yes, you can watch with Willow TV (opens in new tab) — a 24x7 live cricket channel.

David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.

Before working for What To Watch, David spent many years on TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. 

David started out as a writer on TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards. David is a huge Death in Paradise fan, although he's still failed to solve a case before the show's detective! He also loves James Bond and controversially thinks that Timothy Dalton was an excellent 007.

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