Arthur wary of Aussies
PAKISTAN head coach Mickey Arthur admitted Australia will be a “dangerous” proposition in the second Test after they clung on for an improbable draw in a thrilling series opener in Dubai.
Australia put up a remarkable fightback to deny Pakistan victory on a wearing fifth-day pitch, as they avoided defeat by holding on with just two wickets remaining.
Set a daunting 462-run target, Australia ended on 362-8 as opener Usman Khawaja anchored the recovery with a magnificent 141, ably assisted by debutant Travis Head (72) and skipper Tim Paine, who made 61 not out.
Arthur, who took the Pakistan job in May 2016, said his team would be ready for an reinvigorated Australia in Abu Dhabi come the start of the second match on Tuesday.
“Of course Australia will be dangerous after the fight they put up, no doubt about that,” Arthur said.