India crumbled to 29 for five by the 10th over, with four batsmen being bowled by pacer Junaid Khan.
Mohammed Irfan (1/58) and Junaid Khan (4/43) took advantage of a fairly green wicket and damp and moist conditions in the morning to rattle the Indian top-order.
Their excellent opening spells saw India's five top-order batsmen -- Gautam Gambhir (8), Virender Sehwag (4), Virat Kohli (0), Yuvraj Singh (2) and Rohit Sharma (4) -- fail to get into double figures.
However, from thereon, Suresh Raina (43) and Dhoni tried to stabilise the innings and struck a slow but steady 73-run partnership to get the hosts out of trouble.
In Image: Dhoni is greeted by Misbah-ul-Haq after his ton