After thumping New Zealand in the third one-day international, Pakistan will look to seal the series in the 4th ODI in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Pakistan played the perfect one-day game at the weekend, piling on the runs after batting first, before befuddling the Kiwis with the ball to complete a comprehensive 147-run win.
"We certainly weren't at our best and Pakistan were at their best and I think that created the gap in the game, which was very large [in the third ODI]," said New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson. "But we know we can play better than that and it's important that we do.
"We're going into different conditions, it has been happening all tour. And as a young unit it is important that we learn about all these different conditions."
Pakistan will be happy with their batting performance in particular in the 3rd one-dayer, with Ahmed Shehzad scoring a dominant hundred, while Shahid Afridi, standing in as captain for the injured Misbah-ul-Haq, played a blinder of an innings to propel Pakistan to 364.
Chasing down a target of 365 was always going to be extremely difficult, and New Zealand did not even make a game of it, getting bowled out for 217 in just 38.2 overs, with Afridi and Haris Sohail taking three wickets apiece.
"It's always tough chasing a score like that," admitted Williamson. "I think it's important that when you do go out you break those sorts of totals down, and a lot of things need to go your way.
"I mean even though we didn't get very close, it's important that we reflect on our performance."
New Zealand's reliance on Williamson and Ross Taylor for the big scores will be a worrying factor for the Kiwis. They need their openers to not just get them to a good start but make big scores as well, especially against a strong Pakistan bowling attack.
Pakistan will aim for another similar performance, knowing full well that if they put the runs on the board, then more often than not they will have the bowling strength to give them another win.
Where to Watch Live
The 4th one-dayer, to be played in Abu Dhabi, is set for a 3 pm local time (4.30 pm IST, 4 pm PST, 11 am GMT) start with live coverage in India on Ten Cricket and Ten HD. Ten Sports and PTV Sports will telecast the match live in Pakistan.
Watch the action in the US on Willow TV, while viewers can also live stream the ODI on Willow TV Online. Viewers in Africa can watch the action on SuperSport or SuperSport online, while the audience in the Middle East can watch the match live on Ten Cricket UAE.