ABU DHABI (AFP) - Disgruntled instruct Mickey Arthur demanded his gamers reinforce up and capture key moments in check fits after sloppy batting handed New Zealand an away series win over Pakistan for the primary time in forty nine years.

New Zealand pulled off a come-from-behind 123-run victory inside the third and very last check in Abu Dhabi on Friday to give up their lengthy watch for a 2-1 collection win.

Pakistan had dismissed the Kiwis for 153 in the first innings of the first take a look at in Abu Dhabi only to lose through a narrow four-run margin.

Pakistan bounced lower back by means of prevailing the second one take a look at in Dubai with the aid of an innings and 4 runs however once more failed to build a considerable lead in the first innings of the 0.33 take a look at, a reality Arthur believes price them the collection.

"We overlooked opportunities and regardless of winning maximum of the periods within the losses we couldn't seize the moments to pressure a win," Pakistan educate Arthur instructed AFP.

"It changed into our collection to win however we ended up as the dropping side and that’s rather disappointing." Arthur said Pakistan now not gaining big leads within the first and 0.33 tests become important.

"We ought to have a look at our batting on the last day and this is hard within the UAE," said Arthur.

Pakistan lost all ten wickets on the very last day in both the defeats. They've now lost all ten wickets at the final day six times on account that Arthur joined in may additionally 2016.

apart from the three occasions in Abu Dhabi -- towards Sri Lanka closing 12 months and twice against New Zealand in this series -- they also collapsed at Birminghm, Hamilton and Melbourne -- all in 2016.

Arthur stated he backs his players, specifically below-hearth senior batsmen Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq.

"The nice is there as they're the great gamers in Pakistan who are working very very tough and i back them to the hilt," stated Arthur.

"however we need to be harder inside the crucial moments and that involves us grabbing moments and being tough and we could not try this in this series that is disappointing."

He introduced: "i'm able to guard Asad and Azhar to the hilt. Asad is a remarkable participant. I price him very pretty and that i nevertheless feel his quality days are beforehand of him."

Arthur now hopes Pakistan can do nicely in South Africa, a rustic where they've won handiest two tests and have been thrashed 3-0 on their final tour in 2013.

"I reckon we can visit South Africa and do well," stated Arthur.

"I trust and agree with in these players, we've got a few very talented cricketers and some proper younger gamers. "We need to nail down our exact positions which we are not doing and that’s the problem vicinity."

the first of 3 checks begins in Centurion from December 26.