T20 World Cup: Kagiso Rabada celebrates a dismissal towards Bangladesh.© AFP
Tempo spearhead Kagiso Rabada stood out with figures of 3-20 to assist South Africa enhance their semi-final hopes on the Twenty20 World Cup with a six-wicket win over Bangladesh on Tuesday. Rabada and fellow fast Anrich Nortje shared six wickets between them to skittle out Bangladesh for simply 84 in 18.2 overs in Abu Dhabi. South Africa misplaced 4 wickets however skipper Temba Bavuma hit an unbeaten 31 and steered the staff dwelling in 13.Three overs for a 3rd win from 4 Tremendous 12 matches.
Taskin Ahmed returned figures of 2-18 however Bangladesh bowed out of the race for the ultimate 4 after shedding all their 4 matches.
Rabada got here all weapons blazing after South Africa elected to area first and despatched again Mohammed Naim, for 9, and Soumya Sarkar, for nought, to be on a hat-trick.
Mushfiqur Rahim denied Rabada his third successive wicket on the primary ball of his subsequent over however acquired out three deliveries later with out scoring.
Bangladesh suffered one other double blow when Nortje claimed skipper Mahmudullah Riyad’s prized scalp for 3 and Afif Hossain fell to Dwaine Pretorius for a duck.
Bangladesh slipped to 34-5 and the wickets stored tumbling with Nortje and leg-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi sharing 5 wickets between them as South Africa wrapped up the Bangladesh innings in 18.2 overs.
Mahedi Hasan top-scored with 27 earlier than being caught and bowled by Nortje.
In reply, South Africa fell to 33-Three after Aiden Markam was dismissed for nought by Taskin however Rassie van der Dussen, who made 22, and Bavuma put the chase again on monitor.
The pair placed on 47 runs for the fourth wicket earlier than Nasum Ahmed acquired van der Dussen out.
David Miller got here to hit the profitable boundary as South Africa made it three wins in a row after their opening loss to Australia who’re third within the desk led by unbeaten England.
England, with 4 wins from 4, are just about assured of a spot within the semi-finals leaving South Africa and Australia as the primary contenders for second place within the group.
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