Which is exactly my point. Pakistan DID play the pants off the visitors, and more power to them. But the visitors gave themselves no chance of learning how to better handle the conditions. "If you knew what you were doing" is the key part of your comment - Australia didn't.
They explain decisions in press conferences when they announce the squads. Problem is those rationales include things like "he's in a good headspace" or "he made a great 40 last time we toured three years ago".
I'm mightily impressed with the team they have together now, Paul. Every single one of them fought every minute to trounce Australia as hard as they could. Now they're doubling down on New Zealand. Misbah has done a wonderful job of taking control of this side. No doubt seedy characters will keep trying to get into the game forever, but at the moment, Pakistan are to be admired. And fixing isn't one country's problem: ask Lou Vincent, Chris Cairns, Mervyn Westfield.