Pakistan and New Zealand clash in the second Test starting Saturday, November 24, 2018, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

Live updates:

Pakistan 207/4 on day 1

Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed wins toss and elects to bat first.


Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt & wk), Hasan Ali, Bilal Asif, Mohammad Abbas, Yasir Shah.

New Zealand: Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, BJ Watling (wk), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Ish Sodhi, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Ajaz Patel.

The each day's play will start at 11:00 AM PST, 7:00 PM NZDT.

The first Test was played in Abu Dhabi and ended earlier this week as a thriller of a match. New Zealand somehow managed to clinch a four-run win over the Pakistani team which failed to chase down a small target of 175 runs in the fourth innings.

Ajaz Patel who was making his debut in that game was adjudged the man of the match for the seven wickets which he took in the match.

PTV Sports Live Streaming details

PTV Sports will telecast the match live in Pakistan, while Sky Sports NZ will broadcast the match live in New Zealand.

PTV Sports will also be streaming the match live via its website and Facebook page.

SkyGo will provide the live streaming in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. SonyLiv will also be streaming via its app and website across the Indian subcontinent.

Pakistan aim for a comeback in Dubai

Pakistan's bowling did well in both the innings in Abu Dhabi. But it was their batsmen who failed to get going. The batting collapse in the second innings of the Abu Test is something captain Sarfaraz Ahmed will have to address.

It is unlikely they would make any changes to their line-up after just one defeat, which was by a very small margin.

New Zealand got out of jail in that game by snatching a win from the jaws of defeat. Debutant Ajaz Patel's fifer had made it possible to the Kiwis to do this miracle. Going into the Dubai test, New Zealand would know that they have an opportunity to create history as one more win will seal the series for them. The tourists are unlikely to make any change to their unit.

Pitch and weather report

The Dubai pitch played really well in the Test match between Pakistan and Australia last month.

The pitch had something for everyone, the spinners, the seamers, and the batsmen. But mostly, it was flat and batting was not so difficult. The surface hasn't changed, and generally, Test pitches are really good in Dubai.

The weather forecast in Dubai predicts mostly sunny weather throughout the five days of the Test. So, we can expect the wicket to dry up as the match moves forward.