South Africa 86 for 4 (Bavuma 31*, Taskin 2-18) beat Bangladesh 84 (Mahedi 27, Nortje 3-8, Rabada 3-20) by six wickets
It was a fast bowling day at Abu Dhabi and that eventually made it a big win for South Africa, who chased 85 with six wickets in hand despite their own top order struggling against Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam in the powerplay. South Africa’s bowlers got first use of the pitch after Temba Bavuma had won the toss, and both Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje finished with career-best figures as they took six wickets between them to help bowl Bangladesh out for 84. The total was small enough that South Africa’s falling to 33 for 3 at the end of their powerplay didn’t become a big enough hurdle for Bangladesh to cause an upset; in the end, Bavuma’s team took the two points and created a two-point gap between themselves and Australia, who are placed third with a game in hand. This result also means the end of Sri Lanka's qualification prospects.