Ahmed Shehzad registered Pakistan's first 20-over century as his side thrashed hosts Bangladesh by 50 runs and confirmed Australia's exit from the World Twenty20.
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Shehzad carried his bat for 111 not out, including 10 boundaries and five sixes, as Pakistan posted 190 for five - a score that proved well beyond the Tigers, whose 140 for seven meant they registered a third straight defeat in the Super 10 stage.
Shehzad's powerful 62-ball knock, as well as three wickets for Umar Gul, teed up a straight shootout for the semi-finals between Pakistan and West Indies in their final group game on Tuesday.
Shehzad's knock spanned the entirety of the Pakistan innings, the 22-year-old facing the first ball and the last.
In the second and third overs he struck five fours and a six off 10 balls faced, Al-Amin Hossain and Mashrafe Mortaza failing to restrict him with powerplay restrictions in force.
By the time the six-over period was over Pakistan had 50 for the loss of Kamram Akmal, gone for nine sweeping Abdur Razzak.
Shehzad lost two further allies in Mohammad Hafeez and Umar Akmal but kept his composure bringing up a 30-ball fifty in the 10th over.
He accelerated again with with two fours and two more maximums off an errant Ziaur Rahman over and reached three figures with a rare single off the last ball of the 18th over.
Mortaza thought he had dismissed him for 106 but a big no-ball allowed him to carry his bat.
Shoaib Malik was second top-scorer with 26, while Shahid Afridi blasted two sixes off the luckless Mortaza, whose four overs cost 63.
Bangladesh openers Anamul Haque and Tamim Iqbal made 30 but departed in successive overs as Gul, then Ajmal, struck.
Afridi then removed Shamsur Rahman with his first ball and captain Mushfiqur Rahim made just two before being trapped lbw by Zulfiqar Babar.
The halfway score was a miserable 53 for four, though Shakib-al-Hasan leant some respectability with successive sixes off Babar on his way to 38.
Gul saw to Shakib at the end of the 15th over and added a third wicket when Rahman bagged a duck, though Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah and Mortaza all made lively contributions in the closing stages.