Speaking after the Test, Cummins said that a draw was not a bad result for them in the sub-continent. He stated, "Turning up to a pitch that's probably not a traditional pitch you would get here in Rawalpindi, and it's probably clear they've made an effort to try and nullify the pace bowling. I think that's a positive. And, sub-continent conditions, coming away with a draw it's not a bad result.”
Reflecting on the bowling, Cummins said that they tried different things as they spent the best part of three days out in the field. The fast bowler added, “I think we've all bowled around about 25, maximum 30 overs each, which in comparison to a lot of Australian Test matches is actually a pretty light workload. Didn't get a huge look at reverse swing this Test, but that might come into it later on. But I was really happy with how everyone went and everyone's come through unscathed."
Batters from both sides had a fun time out in the middle. Imam scored hundreds in both innings, Shafique registered his first Test ton while Azhar Ali smashed 185 in the first innings. No Australian scored a century but David Warner, Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne all hit fifties.
Looking ahead to the second Test in Karachi, Cummins said they will review their performance. He admitted, "I thought the Pakistani batters batted really well the whole game. Got themselves in and then once they got themselves in they were able to just tick over the score. We'll spend the next couple days reviewing it having a look at maybe different plans ahead of Karachi, expecting probably different conditions as well."
The 2nd Test of the Australia-Pakistan series will begin on March 12.
–By A Cricket Correspondent