The visitors suffered an early blow when opener Tamim Iqbal mistimed an attempted slog off Sohail's bowling. Wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Paine followed him back to the pavilion soon after. The Australian was outfoxed by the low bounce of a delivery from Imad only to see the ball crash into his stumps.
Faf du Plesis seemed to be good touch during his brief stint in the middle, scoring 20 runs off 14 balls with two hits into the stands.
But Mohammad Nawaz seemed to have turned the tide firmly in Pakistan's favour when du Plesis holed out to long off while going for another big hit.