Pakistan comfortably batted out the final day of the second Test in Wellington to secure an impressive 1-0 series win over New Zealand.
Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq led the way with a patient 70 not out as the tourists, who had won the opening Test in Hamilton by 10 wickets, reached 226-5 by the close.
They had started the final day needing 274 at the Basin Reserve but opted to play for safety once they had slipped to 42-3 in the opening session.
Younis Khan began the recovery effort with 81 from 155 balls, though his dismissal on the stroke of tea gave New Zealand renewed hope.
In the end, though, they were simply unable to find a way to remove Misbah. The right-hander, who made 99 in the first innings, received stubborn support from Asad Shafiq (24) to make sure his side clinched their first Test series victory for five years.
For the Black Caps it was a disappointing finish to a day that had promised much more, particularly after their seamers excelled in the first hour.
Taufeeq Umar was dismissed for a golden duck with the score on four when he was trapped leg before by Tim Southee.
Pakistan should quickly have been two down but umpire Rod Tucker failed to spot Mohammad Hafeez's thin edge through to wicketkeeper Reece Young in the third over of the day, leading to some heated exchanges on the field.
Instead the home side had to wait until the 10th over for their next breakthrough; Azhar Ali the man to go when he was adjuged lbw for 10.
Chris Martin then followed up that scalp by dismissing the fortunate Hafeez(32), the opener running out of luck when he was caught in the slips.
But New Zealand's chances of pushing for victory hit a familiar stumbling block when Younis and Misbah came together.
The pair followed their 142-run partnership in Pakistan's first innings by adding 118 for the fourth wicket in almost three hours.
Their efforts looked to be setting up a successful run chase in the final session until Younis perished to what turned out to be the final ball of the afternoon, edging Southee through to Young behind the stumps.
After that, Misbah decided against taking any risks in pursuit of glory and instead dropped anchor; he had faced 226 balls and batted for over five hours by the time the teams shook hands on a draw.
Home skipper Daniel Vettori did get Shafiq lbw with the score on 215 but it proved to be too little, too late for the Kiwis, who end a summer season without a Test victory for the first time in 15 years.