Pace bowler Stuart Broad has challenged England to wrap up the Pakistan tail quickly on the third morning of the first Test in Dubai.
England were bowled out for 192 on day one, but late wickets on day two left Pakistan 288-7, a lead of 96.
"It's important we finish them off quickly in the morning," said Broad, who has figures of 2-72.
"If we can get 350-400 in our second innings it will be tough batting last on that wicket."
The Nottinghamshire seamer believes Andrew Strauss's men can draw on past experiences of rescuing draws and even wins after starting poorly.
England salvaged a draw from the opening Test of last winter's Ashes in Brisbane after conceding a first-innings deficit of 221, and last summer beat India at Trent Bridge after being reduced to 124-8 on the first day.
"Last night I think there were a few batters feeling a bit negative in their room, but it [was] important today that we came to the ground with a positive attitude, knowing that we've been in positions like this before," added Broad.
"We can look back to Brisbane and Trent Bridge, when we were behind the eight-ball a little bit but bowled really nicely in our first innings then scored big in our second innings batting.
"So that's what we've got to do here, but more importantly tomorrow morning we've got to come out and finish the tail off."
Mohammad Hafeez, who top-scored for Pakistan with 88, admitted his team had hoped to establish a bigger advantage but said they remain in command.
"We were expecting a bit more, but they bowled really well today," he said. "Their fast bowlers' lines were very good, and Graeme Swann bowled very well as well.
"But we're still in a good position to really dominate this game."