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| Kiwis elect to bat first vs Pakistan|
| Updated at: 1538 PST, Friday, November 06, 2009|
ABU DHABI: New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first against Pakistan in the second one-dayer at Abu Dhabi Stadium here on Friday.
Pakistan brought back middle-order batsman Shoaib Malik, who was rested in the first match on Tuesday which Pakistan won by 138 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Malik replaced batsman Umer Akmal.
Paceman Kyle Mills returned for New Zealand after missing the first match due to a sore shoulder as one of two changes in the side. Also included was Neil Broom with Ian Butler and Nathan McCullum dropped.
The third match will be played here on Monday.
Pakistan: Younus Khan (capt), Salman Butt, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Yousuf, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul, Mohammad Aamir
New Zealand: Daniel Vettori (capt), Brendon McCullum, Aaron Redmond, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Jacob Oram, Neil Broom, Tim Southee, Shane Bond, Kyle Mills
Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS), Zameer Haider (PAK)
Tv Umpire: Asad Rauf (PAK)
Match Referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)