Azhar Ali and Fawad Alam then held on to see Pakistan through to the end of the day.
Earlier, New Zealand openers Tom Latham and Tom Blundell scored quick 53 and 64, respectively, as the hosts took a 373-run lead. Latham and Blundell put up 111 runs between themselves before the latter fell to Mohammad Abbas. Latham then fell to Naseem Shah, who then went on to dismiss captain Kane Williamson, who scored a masterful 129 in the first innings, on 21.
The Kiwis kept losing wickets as they tried to score quick runs and finally declared on 180/5.
Brief scores: New Zealand 431 and 180/5 wkts declared (Tom Blundell 64, Tom Latham 53; Naseem Shah 3/55) vs Pakistan 239 & 71/3 wkts (Azhar Ali 31 not out, Fawad Alam 21 not out; Tim Southee 2/15)
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