After making 237 on Sunday in Dubai,  Pakistan were pummelled by nine wickets as India openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan scored centuries in record opening stand of 210. Arthur admitted that the bowling strategies had come undone in a hurry.

Mickey Arthur, Pakistan’s coach, has attributed the team’s precarious position in the 2018 Asia Cup to a “confidence crisis” but sent out a warning ahead of their must-win final match of the Super Four against Bangladesh.