A tried and trusted attack did the business for England on the first day of the second Test against Pakistan, with James Anderson leading from the front.
With captain Joe Root eager to bring in all-rounder Sam Curran to strengthen a batting line-up missing Ben Stokes' game-changing abilities, England decided to abandon recent policy by standing down their two quickest bowlers.
Jofra Archer was officially rested and Mark Wood saw a recent niggle count against him, but there was also a feeling that Anderson, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes were selected on merit as the most reliable unit available at a muggy, overcast Ageas Bowl.
All four pace bowlers enjoyed success as the tourists' decision to bat first led them down a dead end to 5-126, with Anderson taking the first two wickets to double his haul from last week's win in Manchester.
Pakistan's tally hinged on 60 from Abid Ali, but he required two drops to make it that far and much now rests with Babar Azam (25 not out).
Anderson's flat performance in the series opener in Manchester led to the country's record wicket-taker denying rumours he was contemplating retirement and Root made a point of throwing his faith behind the 38-year-old on the eve of the match.
Anderson needed all of eight deliveries to open his and England's account, swerving the new ball in to left-hander Shan Masood and thudding the knee-roll for a plumb lbw decision.
Broad should have been celebrating in the very next over but, when Abid sprayed a chance to third slip, Dom Sibley dropped the chance.
Woakes, man-of-the-match for his efforts with bat and ball in the first Test suffered even worse luck after entering the fray.
He thought he had Azhar Ali for seven when the ball nestled against the stumps via bat and pad, but the bails stubbornly refused to move.
Undeterred he found Abid's edge on 21 only for Rory Burns to mimic Sibley's carelessness in the cordon.
The second-wicket pair turned their good fortune into a half-century stand and gladly took an early lunch at 1-62 when the first rain of the day arrived.
Only another 10.1 overs and 23 runs were possible after a bigger deluge blighted the afternoon session but that was enough for Anderson to take care of Azhar when Burns did manage to hold on to an edge.
England seized control as they gutted the Pakistan middle order.
Abid fell to Curran when he found the hands of Burns in the slips with Broad and Woakes then getting in on the action.
Asad Shafiq fell for five when Sibley grabbed a redemptive catch before Fawad Alam's 11-year journey back to the Test stage ended ignominiously.
Having last played in 2009, he had just four balls to showcase his idiosyncratic open stance, before getting into a rotten position against Woakes.
The subsequent lbw shout was turned down on the field but upheld on review, leaving the innings in need of a saviour.
Australian Associated Press