Misbah-ul-Haq became Pakistan's most successful test captain as his side recorded a thumping 248-run victory in the first test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi.
The victory helped Pakistan take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series and moved Misbah one ahead of former skippers Imran Khan and Javed Miandad's joint Pakistan record of 14 test victories.
New Zealand, set a daunting 480-run target, were bowled out for 231 in 70.3 overs after resuming at 174-8.
Mark Craig was out for 28 but New Zealand's No.10 Ish Sodhi delayed the inevitable for over an hour on the fifth and final day by top-scoring with a gritty career-best 63 with seven fours and a six before he was the last man to go leg-before to paceman Khan.
Leg-spinner Yasir Shah finished with 3-74 while Rahat Ali and Zulfiqar Babar took two wickets for 48 apiece. Khan took 2-37.
Pakistan lost only five wickets across two innings to the Kiwi's limited attack, who were playing their first test on Abu Dhabi's' slow, turning wickets.
The second test begins at Dubai from next Monday where the wicket is expected to suit Pakistan spinners more, followed by the last test at Sharjah from November 26.