Pakistan, won by eight wickets against Sri Lanka, in last overs of the match, required the same runs Maqsood required for his fifty.
However, Muhammad Hafeez, who himself had scored a brilliant century, had hit several fours to get the target close, intentionally or unintentionally forgetting that his junior teammate could have hit another fifty of his career.
As the chase target shorten, despite the fact that many overs left, actually Pakistan completed its target in about 41 overs, Suhaib was deprived of his 50 mark.
Some patience from Hafeez, who has scored 113 hitting 12 fours, could have given Suhaib Maqsood a chance to complete his fifty.
At the end of the play, though he termed it a memorable moment for his career to hit the winning shot, Suhaib managed to score 46 runs with four 4s.