Pakistan were dismissed for 273, a huge 310 runs behind England's imposing 583-8 declared, on the third day of the third Test.
Less than two hours of cricket were played on a rain-affected Day 5, with England taking just two of the eight wickets needed to win the match at the Rose Bowl after Pakistan resumed on 100-2 and trailing by 210 runs.
Faheem Ashraf was dismissed for 91, his highest Test score, just before the close of the third day’s play at Bay Oval as Pakistan were bowled out for 239, still 192 runs behind New Zealand’s 431.
A resolute Kane Williamson, despite being troubled with cramp late in the day, scored a gritty 97 to steer New Zealand to 243 for two on day one of the first Test in Hamilton on Thursday.
In a video apparently recorded in Sri Lanka where he had been playing in Lanka Premier League (LPL), Amir said that he had been "mentally tortured" and didn't want to continue playing under the current PCB management.
Taylor put his run of modest scores in the recent West Indies series behind him, posting his 34th half century to be not out for 66. Williamson needs just one further run for his 33rd half century.
India bounced back from their humiliating first Test defeat with a sterling bowling effort to bundle out Australia for just 195 and take a grip on a riveting opening day of the second Test in Melbourne on Saturday.
India’s comprehensive victory, led brilliantly by stand-in skipper and man of the match Ajinkya Rahane, levels the four-match series at one-all.
Tail-enders Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah blocked for seven overs in fading light before Naseem was caught and bowled by spinner Mitchell Santner for one, ending Pakistan’s resistance.