Abu Dhabi: Disgruntled instruct Mickey Arthur demanded his players enhance up and seize key moments in check fits after sloppy batting passed New Zealand an away collection win over Pakistan for the first time in 49 years.

New Zealand pulled off a come-from-at the back of 123-run victory within the 1/3 and final take a look at in Abu Dhabi on Friday to stop their long watch for a 2-1 series win.

Pakistan had disregarded the Kiwis for 153 in the first innings of the primary test in Abu Dhabi only to lose with the aid of a narrow 4-run margin.

Pakistan bounced lower back by way of triumphing the second one test in Dubai via an innings and four runs however once more didn't construct a big lead within the first innings of the 1/3 test, a reality Arthur believes cost them the series.

"We neglected opportunities and no matter winning maximum of the periods within the two losses we couldn't seize the moments to force a win," Pakistan train Arthur instructed AFP.

"It become our collection to win however we ended up because the losing side and that's enormously disappointing."

Arthur said Pakistan no longer gaining huge leads within the first and 1/3 tests changed into crucial.

"We must have a observe our batting at the closing day and that is difficult in the UAE," stated Arthur.

Pakistan misplaced all ten wickets at the final day in each the defeats. They have now misplaced all ten wickets on the very last day six times given that Arthur joined in might also 2016.

aside from the three events in Abu Dhabi — towards Sri Lanka closing year and twice in opposition to New Zealand on this collection — additionally they collapsed at Birminghm, Hamilton and Melbourne -- all in 2016.

Arthur said he backs his gamers, especially below-hearth senior batsmen Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq.

"The fine is there as they may be the first-rate gamers in Pakistan who're operating very very tough and i lower back them to the hilt," stated Arthur.

"but we need to be more difficult within the vital moments and that comes to us grabbing moments and being hard and we could not try this on this series that is disappointing."

He added: "i will protect Asad and Azhar to the hilt. Asad is a incredible participant. I price him very quite and that i still sense his best days are beforehand of him."

Arthur now hopes Pakistan can do nicely in South Africa, a rustic where they have got won most effective two assessments and have been thrashed three-0 on their final excursion in 2013.

"I reckon we are able to visit South Africa and do well," stated Arthur.

"I believe and trust in those players, we've got some very proficient cricketers and some good young gamers.

"We want to nail down our proper positions which we are not doing and that's the trouble location."

the first of three assessments begins in Centurion from 26 December.