It was Australia who were supposed to wilt under the blistering sun here in the desert emirate. Instead the hosts caved in.
It was one of those inexplicable, inexcusable and ignominious batting displays by Pakistan again
Australia took complete control of the second Test by dismissing Pakistan for 59 on the first day.
Extreme heat can do things to people: in Sharjah in 2002 it turned Shoaib into a madman
Australia inflicted on Pakistan the country's first-ever defeat in less than two days by winning the second Test by an innings and 198 runs to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-Test series at the boiling Sharjah Stadium Saturday
Pakistan sports took a hammering Saturday in the most humiliating fashion when sons of the soil betrayed the nation's faith in them by losing to Australia in cricket and, for the first time , the hockey team failed to win an Asian Games medal
Australia's captain Steve Waugh admits he struggled to find pleasure in his side's crushing win over a young and fragile Pakistan in Sharjah on Saturday.
The cards keep falling the wrong way for the Waugh twins but their longest serving ally in the Australian cricket team believes it's only a matter of time before the pair put a redemptive century next to their names.