Abu Dhabi: Pacers Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje ran through the Bangladesh batting line-up to fashion South Africa's comfortable six-wicket win, which took the Proteas closer to the T20 World Cup semifinals, here on Tuesday.
South Africa skittled out a struggling Bangladesh for 84 in 18.2 overs and then knocked off their target in 13.3 overs to consolidate their second position in Group 1. After three wins from four matches, South Africa are left with a game against in-form table toppers England on November 6.
Bangladesh are already out of the semifinal contention, having lost all their four matches so far.
Bangladesh's batters were at sea against a disciplined South African attack, which was not only consistent with its teasing line and length, but also got the ball to jump off good length.
Rabada's (3/20) first spell in which he scalped three batters, including two in two balls, was instrumental in the slide of Bangladesh, who were playing without star-all rounder Shakib Al Hasan.
Nortje (3/8) also got rid of three batters while Shamsi Tabraiz (2/21) dismissed two.
Had it not been for Mahedi Hasan's 27-run cameo, Bangladesh would not have even crossed the 80-run mark.