Dubai - New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bat in the second Twenty20 international against Pakistan in Dubai on Friday.
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New Zealand kept the same XI that lost the first match by two runs in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday while Pakistan brought fit-again opener Fakhar Zaman in place of Sahibzada Farhan.
The third and final match is also in Dubai on Sunday.
Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf
Kane Williamson (captain), Corey Anderson, Colin de Grandhomme, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Ajaz Patel, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor
Umpires: Rashid Riaz (PAK) and Asif Yaqoob (PAK)
Tv umpire: Shozab Raza (PAK)
Match referee: Javagal Sriniath (IND)