Sheikh Zayed stadium pitch, not excited batting Pakistan has high hopes to meet the lead 1-0 lead series, but New Zealand can take heart from the fact that Pakistan lost Test here against Sri Lanka 21 times after a set of 136, to win last year.
Bradley-John Watling with 59 and Henry Nicholls with 55 had challenged Pakistan after lunch with a battle-stand 112 on the fifth goal, while Yasir had four wickets at 15 balls to return to his team.
Pakistan took the second new ball together with 201-4 shortly after tea and Yasir were Nicholls caught by wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed, and then his next trapped on the tracks of Coiln de Grandhomme, three before.
Nicholls hit three fronts in his 171-ball resistance packed knock.
More than later, Yasir ended Watling 145 ball resistance with a leg before, and then bowled Neil Wagner to zero. Watling had five boundaries in his knitting.
Hasan then completed Ish Sodhi's bowling championship for 18 years, and Trents Bults became an incorrect adventure to improve his previous best 4-51s against England in May of this year.
New Zealand was at risk of losing the Test today, when three first-speed goals in the first session fell only 22 in the driveway, when Hasan moved twice.
But Watling survived the leg-before decision to review after referee Bruce Oxenford raised his finger from Bilal Asif to 15. Watling used the full withdrawal and added to 67th second session without losing the goal.
It was Hasan who brought Pakistan to the first session.
Hasan, who was Tom Thomas open tonight, caught a dangerous search for Taylor's leg, formerly a 19-year-old incoming supply, and then Jeet Raval captured Sarah Araphah at the 46th place.
Raval had added 86 to the second goalkeeper with Kaney Williamson, who made 37. Raval won five goals in his 120-ball knockout.
New Zealand's 56-1 rebound was geared towards Captain Williamson's expectations. But it was Raval who fought two fronts and then received Mohammad Abbas to take New Zealand's leadership.
But only 12 attacked the shot. Williamson with a footstooler Yasir Shahu put a ball in the top of the shoulder blade and defeated the fear.
The second test is in Dubai (24-28 November) and the third in Abu Dhabi (December 3-7).