WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-haq produced a man of the match performance to ensure his side batted out the final day to draw the second Test against New Zealand Wednesday and claim their first series victory since 2006. Misbah finished the day on 70 not out, following on from his 99 in the first innings, as Pakistan reached 226 for five at the close of play, 48 runs short of their victory target of 274, to wrap up the two-match series 1-0. Adnan Akmal was two not out as the visitors claimed their first series win since they beat the West Indies 2-0 at home five years ago. Its pretty pleasing, weve been through some rough times but weve played some really good cricket in this series, weve been very disciplined, Pakistan coach Waqar Younis told reporters. Full credit to Misbah and the boys, I think they all stuck to the task and managed to win the series. Misbah had shared in an 118-run stand with Younus Khan (81) their second century-stand of the match after New Zealand had threatened to spoil the visitors day when they reduced them to 42-3 in the first session. Chris Martin was particularly aggressive in the first session, taking 2-24 off nine overs and had the Pakistani batsmen frantically trying to see him off. New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori also provided some concerning moments for the visitors, introducing himself in the eighth over and getting bounce from the harder ball and some turn out of the footmarks. Misbah and Younus, however, slowly but assuredly ground down the attack and for long periods during the session between lunch and tea looked to have given up any pretence of chasing down the target before they slowly began to increase the scoring rate. New Zealand were given the slightest hope of a final session victory when Younus was caught by Reece Young off Tim Southee in the final over before tea. That was the key partnership, Misbah and Younus Khan, Vettori said. Theyre pretty experienced players and they know their game pretty well. The wicket was good and we just couldnt get that breakthrough early enough. I think even when we got Younus out before tea there was a chance there but we just needed to keep getting those breakthroughs to get into their inexperienced middle and lower order and we didnt get them. Misbah, who faced 172 balls and hit his fifth boundary to bring up his 50 after 255 minutes at the crease, and Asad Shafiq, however, continued to combine stoic defence and flirting with the possibility of launching a frantic final assault. Partnership seen as crucial to Pakistans series win One partnership lasting a touch over three hours, scoring 118 runs and chewing up 45.4 overs was the difference between New Zealand winning the second Test against Pakistan, both sides said after the end of the match on Wednesday. Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-haq (70 not out) and Younus Khan (81) were the protagonists, ensuring New Zealand did not make inroads to an inexperienced middle and lower order after they had reduced Pakistan to 42 for three early on the final day. Misbah and Younus partnership, which was ended in the final over before tea, guided the visitors to 226/5, 48 runs short of the 274 needed for victory. Scorecard NZ first innings: 356 Pak first innings: 376 NZ second innings: 293 Pakistan 2nd innings: Hafeez c Taylor b Martin 32 Umar lbw b Southee 0 Ali lbw b Martin 10 Younis c Young b Southee 81 Misbah not out 70 A Shafiq lbw b Vettori 24 A Akmal not out 2 EXTRAS: (lb6, nb1) 7 TOTAL: (for five wkts) 226 FOW: 1-4, 2-35, 3-42, 4-160, 5-215 BOWLING: Martin 24-6-63-2, Southee 15-2-49-2, Vettori 34-13-57-1, Arnel 9-5-17-0, Franklin 5-1-6-0, Guptill 3-0-16-0, Ryder 2-0-12-0, Result: match drawn Pakistan win two-match series 1-0