KARACHI - Pakistan team got the golden opportunity to seize the 2-Test match series against Australia by maintaining their, focus, momentum and firepower.

Former Test left arm spinner Iqbal Qasim said: "These kinds of golden opportunities doesn't come your way too often, so Pakistan team seizes golden chance. The team was outstanding in batting and bowling and they outplayed Australians with their brilliant display."

However, he said, Pakistan team needed to improve their catching if they wanted to win the second Test and the series. "Pakistan won the first Test by a wide margin and our team should consolidate their position by winning the second Test."

"A great deal of effort, tactics and planning is required to once again down the team from Down Under, he commented. Personally, I feel that Australian chief coach Darren Lehman must be on the drawing board to look into the causes of his team's defeat," former chief selector said.

"Keeping up the scenario, Pakistan must go into the second Test with renewed effort to make it 2-0," he said. It will be big task but could be achieved. "Aussies are tough customers and they will be targeting Younus Khan," he said.

Qasim said Younus was Pakistan team's batting pillar in the first Test and Australian bowlers will be after him. He said centuries by Ahmed Shahzad and Sarfraz Ahmed were encouraging. But Hafeez's batting form is bit worry. Qasim praised great bowling by Zulfiqar Babar and Yasir Shah.

"Apart from Younus' batting, spin duo of Zulfiqar and Yasir bowled remarkably well on a turning track," he concluded