Pakistan will hope to restrict Zimbabwe to a modest lead when the play resumes on the third day of the opening Test at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday.
Pakistani off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal was the pick of the Pakistan bowlers, picking up four for 77. For Zimbabwe Malcolm Waller top-scored with 70 while debutant Sikandar Raza scored 60.
Zimbabwe lost Tino Mawoyo early for 13. Immediately after lunch the hosts lost Vusi Sibanda and skipper Hamilton Masakadza off consecutive overs. Waller and Raza then stabilised the innings and added 127 for the fourth wicket.
Zimbabwe lost four wickets in the final session but took a 32-run lead which could turn out to be decisive.
Pakistan 249 (Azhar Ali 78, Misbah-ul-Haq 53, Saeed Ajmal 49; Tendai Chatara 3 for 64, Tinashe Panyangara 3 for 71) trail Zimbabwe 281 for 7 (Malcolm Waller 70, Sikandar Raza 60; Saeed Ajmal 4 for 77) by 32 runs.