After an embarrassing loss, Australia will face Pakistan in the second T20I at the Dubai international Cricket stadium in Dubai on Friday, October 26, 2018. The match is set to start at 8:00 PM local, 4:00 PM GMT.

Pakistan is leading the three-match series 1-0, after winning the first game in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Pakistan batted first and posted 155/8 on a wicket that got slower with time. In reply, the Australians folded for just 89 runs and lost the game by 66 runs. Pakistan's Imad Wasim picked up the man of the match award for his figures of 3-20 from four overs.

Online streaming & TV details

PTV Sports channel will be televising the matches live in Pakistan. PTV Sports will also live stream the game via their online platforms on Facebook and YouTube, but only in specific countries.

Fox Sports will be televising the series live in Australia. Foxtel Sports app and website will also provide live streaming of the games to the subscribers.

Australia face an uphill task in front of the No.1 T20 side

Pakistan team produced a perfect bowling performance during the first T20I, but captain Sarfaraz Ahmed would have been disappointed with the middle order collapse.

Other than that, Pakistan played like the no.1 T20 side and delivered a fantastic win over the Aussies. They are unlikely to make any changes to their line-up. Pakistan would be pumped up with the thought, that one more win will give them the series.

Australia's batting unit looked strong on paper at the start of the series.

But, on Tuesday the top and the middle order collapsed. According to Cricbuzz, captain Aaron Finch said: "it was like a car crash in slow motion". He also said that the Australian side will look for some changes. Looking at their bench, we can predict that Mitchell Marsh might find a spot in the XI and so can Mitchell Starc.

The pitch in Dubai has a certain similarity to the one in Abu Dhabi. Both the tracks have some sort of slow nature to it and bowlers with some variations are likely to succeed. Spinners will get some help. Batting will get difficult as the ball gets old, but in a 20-overs game, it hardly matters. The weather would be slightly humid at the night in Dubai and with the shape of the stadium being closed, it is likely the players will have a slightly tougher time than in Abu Dhabi.