Stuart Broad then ousted Imam-ul-Haq - the nephew of Pakistan great and current chief selector Inzamam - lbw for four but Azhar Ali (18no) and Haris Sohail (21no) battled away to steer the tourists to 50-1 by stumps.
Pakistan had drawn the four-match test series with England by 2-2.
Opener Alastair Cook was the only batsman to stand out, making 70 in his record-leveling 153rd consecutive test.
"We're behind a little bit".
The ringing of the bell by an global cricketer, administrator or well-known enthusiast of the sport - an act that has become an honour of sorts since 2007 - indicates that a Test match is about to start.
Ben Stokes unfurled a few trademark attacking strokes in his 38 but he was trapped lbw by Abbas following a review and England's last five wickets crumbled for the addition of 16 runs straight after tea.
"I didn't realise anyone was getting that close in terms of consecutive Test matches, but it is an unbelievable thing", Border told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper.
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Earlier, England suffered collapses at both ends of their innings after home captain Joe Root made a decision to bat first when winning the toss, despite a green-tinged pitch and overcast conditions offering the promise of assistance to Pakistan´s pacemen.
And in truth several batsmen contributed to their own dismissal, with Cook looking on as the other three members of England's top four all fell in single figures.
Root, who could have been run out before he had scored, played carefully to get to four before driving rashly at a wide ball from Hasan to nick a catch to wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed.
Allied to that were some surprisingly good catches by a team that is often criticised for their fielding, with Asad Shafiq taking two sharp catches at second slip to remove the recalled Jos Buttler and 20-year-old debutant Dom Bess, while Mohammad Amir dived to his right to snaffle Mark Wood for the final wicket.
But Jonny Bairstow, promoted up the order to number five, was bowled by Faheem Ashraf for 27.
"Hearty congratulations to Cooky", Border said about Cook, who in his 12-year-long career has become England's leading run scorer.
The innings ended when Amir held a well-judged catch running back at mid-on to dismiss Mark Wood.