While Yasir was the worthy recipient of many a plaudit, seamer Rahat Ali claimed the first three England wickets to fall, while Pakistan's victory was sealed by Mohammad Amir in his first Test match since the fallout of the 2010 spot-fixing scandal.
After a dramatic day four of the first Test against England, Misbah-ul-Haq-led Pakistan won their first Test in two decades at the iconic Lord's Cricket Ground.
"We have a top spinner and the bowlers can really put pressure on the opposition".
Reflecting on the comeback of Amir, who served a five-year ban from worldwide cricket for his part in a spot-fixing scandal that overshadowed Pakistan's last visit to Lord's in 2010, Misbah said: "He's part of the team that has won the Test match.it will be one of the memorable days of his life and from here he can start his career again".
Head coach Arthur tipped Pakistan to draw first blood in the series, insisting Mohammad Amir could now sway the tie.
"It is a good week in terms of some of the guys growing up and becoming a match-hardened Test cricketer".
Home turf Jonny Bairstow (left) top scored in the second innings with 48, but England's recent Test record at Lord's remains poor. But Bairstow's three-and-a-half hour innings ended when he was bowled trying to whip a Yasir leg-break.
Pakistan had resumed on 214 for eight, but England set the tone by quickly dismissing the tourists' tail with their second innings ending just 13 balls into the morning session.
Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur branded Woakes "undroppable" after his second five-wicket haul in the match, with England team-mate Moeen Ali echoing the sentiment. It was a similar story when left-hander Cook, now on 55, again edged Aamer but wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed floored the seemingly simple two-handed chance.
Not for the first time this summer, he departed full of self-reproach - third out, after Alex Hales had thrown the bat at a little width only to edge high and fast to slip, where Mohammad Hafeez took a very good catch.
Joe Root, England's new No. 3, got off the mark with a back-foot cover drive for four off Rahat and also drove him through the same region, off the front foot, for another boundary.
Yasir Shah followed his six-wicket spell in the first innings with four more in the second to give Pakistan a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series over England at Lord's.
Shah took six for 72 as England were bowled out for 272 - 67 runs behind Pakistan's first innings 339.
The middle-order all flirted with a major, match-winning contribution but when Moeen Ali recklessly charged down the wicket only to be clean bowled by Yasir, England had slipped to 139-6.
He bowled both Stuart Broad and Jake Ball to finish the game a day early, and with it signal that both he and Pakistan were back, and they would be hard to beat.
Shah did not add to his 30 but more than made amends with the ball.