Sharjah - Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said his team had
been given a wake-up call for their tours of New Zealand and Australia after
they became the West Indies' first Test victims in 18 months.
Pakistan had already clinched the series by winning the
first two Tests, but Kraigg Brathwaite's heroics earned a much-needed
consolation victory for the West Indies.
"It is a wake-up call," Arthur said.
"Hopefully that gives the shock to the players they needed before our
tough tours to New Zealand and Australia."
West Indies won the third and final Test by five wickets in
Sharjah on Thursday after they dismissed Pakistan for below-par totals of 282
Brathwaite guided his team to their first victory in 14
Tests as he became the first opener in Test history to carry his bat in both
innings, compiling unbeaten scores of 142 and 60.
Pakistan will now play two Tests in New Zealand, the first
in Christchurch starting from November 17 and the second in Hamilton from
Pakistan then move on to Australia for a three-Test series,
starting with a day-night match in Brisbane from December 15.
"It's a good wake-up call and just says that if you're
off your discipline in international cricket at any time you can be
beaten," said Arthur, who took over in May.
"We certainly took the pedal off the accelerator in
this game and were below in standards and intensity," he added.
Arthur also warned Pakistan could expect a tough tour,
starting with New Zealand who will look to hit back hard after being routed 3-0
in India last month.
"Any team in their conditions is extremely hard to
play," said Arthur.
"If you look around the international cricket at the
moment there is no easy bait in their own conditions so it's going to be five
tough matches for us."