Originally Posted by Uppercut
120 off 100 is definitely possible.
But only if, unlike Misbah, you actually bother to try.
It is unnecessary pressure and poor management of an innings, when you started out chasing just 5.2 runs an over. Which was mostly down to Hafeez's silly shot, Younis and Misbah.
The other mistake Pakistan made at that stage was to send in Razzaq instead of Afridi. Razzaq tends to take time to get set, and is much better against pace than spin. Afridi prefers to blast the spinners. Even if Afridi had come in and made his usual 25(18) or something at that stage, it would have given Misbah, Razzaq and the tail a decent chance with most of the overs remaining to come from the quicker bowlers.