A lot of focus were put on Australia's ability to play spin especially Ajmal in the build up of the series. Australia has appointed Murali as a consultant to work with their spinners and batters. Unfortunately Ajmal is not playing in the series. Although, Australia have fared relatively well against other spinners in the first two ODIs, we can't know how would they encounter Ajmal's high quality spin if he played. And Pakistan's lacklustre batting makes the comparison somewhat harder as well.
Nonetheless, a very interesting comment from Steve Smith after he scored his maiden ODI hundred in the first ODI, "Today it was just about trying to get off strike and putting the bad ball away, and it worked well". http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/1...0HX07F20141008
Our batters would do well if they adopted similar batting strategy.
Link to Espncricinfo's home page for the series: http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan...es/727905.html