Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq was disappointed with the wicket that was prepared for the second Test against Sri Lanka in Dubai, which the visitors won by nine wickets on Sunday.

Pakistan off-spinner, normally a huge threat on the dustbowls in the United Arab Emirates, managed only three wickets in the match at a venue he claimed 34 wickets in the five previous Tests.

Ajmal also bowled 49 wicketless overs in the first Test in Abu Dhabi and has figures of 5/248 in the 114.2 over he's bowled so far in the series.

"It's surprising that there was no break here on the pitch," Misbah said after the match.

"The pitch was very flat, there wasn't any turn or help for the fast bowlers.

"Normally the pitches here help spinners on the second or third day, but even on the fifth day the pitch didn't spin and it's surprising.

"Obviously groundsmen are preparing pitches but as far as (my) satisfaction is concerned, it's not there.

"We are not getting support (from the wicket) as per our strength, and that's a worry for us."

With Mohammad Irfan not playing in the series after suffering a hip injury, Pakistan's seamers have also struggled so far this series.

With Umar Gul also absent - after undergoing knee surgery in Australia - Junaid Khan has had to carry the burden of responsibility.

So far, he has recorded figures of 11-287 in two Tests from 102 overs, but has received virtually no support from the other end.

Nevertheless, Misbah believes the fact that Sri Lanka won the toss and put Pakistan in to bat first on a wicket that had some moisture on the first morning, was critical to the end result.

"Once we lost the toss there was lot of moisture on the pitch and we could not really get back in the test match," Misbah added.

"We also played some indisciplined shots and that put us in trouble (in the first innings)."