The blazing innings came at the right time for Nazir, who scored his first international fifty since November 2009.
Both teams struggled with bowl as it was evident during the Bangladesh innings. Shakib made the Pakistani bowlers pay for their mistakes and played stokes all over the park. He struck 11 delightful fours and a couple of maximums.
Image: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim, left, applauds teammate Shakib Al Hasan, right, on scoring a half century during the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup match against Pakistan in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.