New Zealand, set a daunting 280-run target against a potent Pakistan bowling attack were 35-1 after 6.5 overs when rain halted play.
Left-handed batsman Saad Ali has been rewarded for his 144 in the last of the two four-day games against New Zealand A.
On rather docile pitch, pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi recorded his career best bowling of 4-38 which helped Pakistan restrict New Zealand to 209-9.
"I think the new ball is a key part of the game and we know what early wickets can do to chasing totals." - Trent Boult
Pakistan lost the last two games in a 3-2 series defeat in UAE in 2014, before losing 2-0 in 2015, 2-0 in 2016 and 5-0 in January 2018
Todd Astle is doubtful for the remainder of tour as injuries continue to trouble New Zealand.
The 24-year-old, ranked number one in Twenty20s, hit a punishing 58-ball 79 with seven boundaries and two sixes while Mohammad Hafeez hit a 34-ball 53
Pakistan won the first match by two runs in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The third and final match is in Dubai on Sunday.
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