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Pakistan to bat in first Twenty20

 DUBAI: England captain Stuart Broad won the toss and sent Pakistan in to bat in the first of three Twenty20 internationals at Dubai Stadium here on Thursday.

Pakistan made three changes from the line-up wich lost the fourth one-day here on Tuesday, bringing in opener Awaiz Zia, paceman Umar Gul and allrounder Hammad Azam. They replaced Azhar Ali, Abdul Rehman and Adnan Akmal.

England, who won the four-match one-day series 4-0, brought in Jonny Bairstow and Ravi Bopara in place of Alastair Cook and Tim Bresnan.

England: Stuart Broad (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Craig Kieswetter, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Kevin Pietersen, Graeme Swann.

Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Awais Zia, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan, Hammad Azam, Shoaib Malik.

Umpires: Ahsan Raza (PAK) and Shozab Raza (PAK)

Tv umpire: Zameer Haider (PAK)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012