6.45 pm: South Africa have put themselves in a good position to progress from this group but it could still get interesting if Australia win both their matches. Stay tuned for the live blog of Pakistan and Namibia shortly, starting at the same venue.

South Africa improve their NRR from 0.210 to 0.742. They have put themselves in a great position to progress. Avoiding a big defeat against England might just be enough in their final match (if AUS don’t win both their matches). Over to AUS, WI to go for NRR boosting.

Group 1 table

 ENGLAND 4 4 0 +3.183 8
 SOUTH AFRICA 4 3 1 +0.742 6
 AUSTRALIA 3 2 1 -0.627 4
 SRI LANKA 4 1 3 -0.590 2
 WEST INDIES 3 1 2 -1.598 2
 BANGLADESH 4 0 4 -1.435 0

SA win by 6 wickets, 86/4 after 13.3 overs: Perhaps they could have pushed a bit harder in the chase but that is still a superb win for Bavuma’s men as they improve their NRR from 0.210 to 0.742. A win set up by their star pacers.

OUT! South Africa 80/4 (12.6 overs): Great catch! Shoriful with a stunning effort from mid-on to dismiss Rassi van der Dussen. But a big over for South Africa, kind of out of nowhere, as Bavuma and van der Dussen take them close to a big win. A boundary each there in Nasum’s over.

South Africa 67/3 after 12 overs: Bavuma at the very least playing a flashy shot every now and then. A lofted drive down the ground in Sarkar’s over goes for four. His SR crossess 100 with that too. RvvD meanwhile is on 15 off 24.

South Africa 60/3 after 11 overs: NNo real urgency from South Africa still. They are missing a chance to boost their NRR and one can only wonder if this will come back to bite them. Tidy from Mahedi.

South Africa 55/3 after 10 overs: Doesn’t help NRR when a full toss is driven straight to cover for a dot ball! But SA at least staying on course for a win. Shoriful finishes with 4-0-15-0.

South Africa 50/3 after 9 overs: Surely one of the two batters have to take risks and go for the shots here? And Bavuma does just that in Nasum’s over, pouncing on a short ball to hit a six.

South Africa 41/3 after 8 overs: Four runs in that over, to go with five dot balls. Bangladesh inviting Bavuma to drive on the up in the hope he will edge one perhaps but he manages to find the gap once. Great spell from Taskin, 2/18 in his 4.

South Africa 37/3 after 7 overs: A good over from Shoriful but Bavuma finishes it with a 3, pushing through over.

SA 33/3 after the powerplay. Pardon the pun, but South Africa making this an uphill Taskin.

Feeling worried for Namibia’s batters facing Pakistan pacers on this track but their left-arm pacers could also prove a handful if they can bowl first.

OUT! South Africa 33/3 (5.5 overs): WELL WELL! One ball after just surviving a hit-wicket-by-out-of-control-bat Aiden Markram edges one to slip. Two superb deliveries from Taskin, one of them gets a wicket. Great spell this.

OUT! South Africa 28/2 after 4.4 overs: 4, 4, DOT, OUT! Mahedi comes back after being hit for a couple of fours by breaking QdK’s defence. A good wicket for Bangladesh just as the SA opener was starting to cut loose. Markram walks in at No 4. Will SA keep going for it and will they look to rebuild now?

South Africa 20/1 after 4 overs: Five dot balls either side of a four by RvvD in Shoriful’s over. SA not making too much of a push at the moment to chase this down quickly.

South Africa 16/1 after 3 overs: It’s not been seen frequently today, so it is good to a batter middle one for four. QdK pulls Taskin behind square handsomely.

South Africa 9/1 after 2 overs: Another over where the pacer is testing the batters. Shoriful almost has QdK caught at point with one off the good length. van der Dussen is the new batter in.

Target for South Africa: 85

They will have an eye on the NRR too... Bangladesh will need early wickets. And an early wicket it is! Taskin strikes in the first over to remove Hendricks. Superb delivery, good length and shaping in late. Plumb! No review. SA 6/1 after 1 over.

QdK and Hendricks in the middle. Can Taskin and Co get some help out of this pitch too?

CORRECTION: The last wicket was actually hit wicket, the ball missed the leg stumps. But Nasum had backed up so far in the crease that he hit the stumps with the bat.

Bangladesh 84 all out in 18.2 overs: Nortje returns for his fourth over and strikes twice in two balls! First Mahedi falls for a caught and bowled after a useful 27, next ball Nasum is bowled. 3.2-0-8-3 for Nortje who’s just been sensational day after day in recent times.

Bangladesh 84/8 after 18 overs: Throught all this Mahedi has played a little gem. Hits a six in that Shamsi over, lofting one over extra cover. Shamsi finishes with 2/21.

OUT! Bangladesh 77/8 (17.2 overs) As if the South African bowlers are not proving hard enough to negotiate, Bangladesh gift a wicket by going for a non existent single. Bavuma’s direct hit removes Taskin.

Bangladesh 77/7 after 17 overs: Pretorius with another tidy over, Bavuma holding Nortje back for one over.

OUT! Bangladesh 64/7 (15.2 overs) Shamsi strikes again! With pressure from pacers, Bangladesh are trying to take on the spinners. And Shamsi is more than capable to cash in. Shamim out, caught at long on.

Bangladesh 62/6 after 16 overs: 4-0-20-3 is what Rabada finishes a memorable day with. A no ball in the final over, but free hit is not costly.

Sammy gets his wish. Rabada on to bowl his fourth.

Bangladesh 56/6 after 14 overs: South Africa’s turn to lose a review, but that was a good call to refer upstairs. Shamim tried the reverse sweep, missed one that went with the arm from Shamsi. But the ball is missing leg.

Daren Sammy reckons it is time for pacers to return but it is Shamsi continuing

Bangladesh 54/6 after 13 overs: Mahedi gives us a rarity. A boundary! Late cut off Maharaj.

OUT! Bangladesh 45/6 after 11.3 overs: Why should seamers have all the fun? Tabraiz Shamsi strikes in his first over and Liton Das, who was spectator to the procession so far, is walking back himself. Another review burned too. Beautifully flighted, hint of turn after pitching, Liton LBW.

Shamsi for the first time. Bangladesh will have to target the spinners but that could play into Shamsi’s hands too.

Bangladesh 43/5 after 11 overs: Tidy from Maharaj. Shamim and Litton deal in ones.

Bangladesh 40/5 after 10 overs: Not been anything positive to report for Bangladesh so far but they have seen out 3 overs each from Rabada and Nortje. That’s got to count for something. Can they get some runs off the spinners plus Pretorius?

OUT! Bangladesh 34/5 after 8.1 overs: It’s a procession. Bangladesh batting not living up to how good their kit is! Pretorius has Afif bowled for a duck... the batter just went for a walkabout first ball.

OUT! Bangladesh 34/4 after 7.6 overs: Anrich Nortje doesn’t want to be left behind in this display of serious heat from the SA pacers. Mahmudullah finds a bouncer too hot to handle, gloves it to point. A strange review (not sure from who though as the 3rd umpire said not out on field and then Mahumdullah seemed to ask for it!) Either way a wicket.

Bangladesh 31/3 after 7 overs: Pretorius comes on for the 7th over, and does a tidy job of it. Mahmudullah and Liton have a huge rebuilding job.

3 overs, 11 dots, 14 runs, 3 wickets,  Econ rate 4.66 

 A stunning spell in the powerplay from Rabada. Another searing short ball to Mahmudullah that he almost lobbed back. Bangladesh 28/3 (6)

Bangladesh 28/3 after 6 overs

OUT! Bangladesh 24/3 after 5.3 overs: #ProteaFire from Rabada! Comes close to a hat-trick but a couple of deliveries later gets his 3rd wicket anyway, Rahim edges one to wide slip. A great catch by Hendricks. Bangladesh in all sorts of trouble.

HAT-TRICK BALL: SO CLOSE! Rahim on strike, Rabada bangs one in on length, a leading edge from the Bangladesh batter falls short of point.

Bangladesh 24/2 after 5 overs: Bavuma rightly brings on Nortje to further drive home this early advantage. Just 2 from the over. And must say, the SA ground fielding is back to where we know it can be after the first 3 overs.

OUT! Bangladesh 22/2 after 3.6 overs: FIRE from Kagiso Rabada! A superb yorker first up to Soumya, it looked like it hit pad first. Given not out, but SA review and rightly so. Sarkar out for a first-ball duck and Rabada has two in two! Will start his next over on a hat-trick.

OUT! Bangladesh 22/1 after 3.5 overs: It’s been a scrappy start to the match from both sides but Proteas strike early. Naim, who’s been in decent touch in the tournament, hits one straight to the fielder at midwicket. Rabada with the wicket.

Bangladesh 17/0 after 3 overs: For the second time in three overs, the most basic fielding errors from the usually excellent South Africans. This almighty soft fumble from Markram results in a four in Maharaj’s over.

Bangladesh 9/0 after 2 overs: A glorious punch through cover by Liton Das for four in Rabada’s over. But the pacer in control for the rest of it.

Bangladesh 4/0 after 1 over: Good over from Maharaj starting off, on a pitch that has a significant cover of grass.

National anthems done, Keshav Maharaj to bowl first over. Naim and Liton on opening duties.

Worth noting that Bangladesh are not *mathematically* out of the race but the fact that they chose to rest The Fizz means they think otherwise.

Playing XIs

SAF: Quinton de Kock (w), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma(c), David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

BNG: Mohammad Naim, Liton Das (w), Soumya Sarkar, Shamim Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed

TOSS: Temba Bavuma wins the toss and opts to bowl. South Africa unchanged, Bangladesh are without two of their star names. Shakib injured of course, Mustafizur is rested.

A significant match in Abu Dhabi in the context of who is likely to join England in the semifinals. Bangladesh could play spoilsport for South Africa, who simply have to win this to keep things in their control.

Super 12 Group 1

 ENGLAND 4 4 0 +3.183 8
 SOUTH AFRICA 3 2 1 +0.210 4
 AUSTRALIA 3 2 1 -0.627 4
 SRI LANKA 4 1 3 -0.590 2
 WEST INDIES 3 1 2 -1.598 2
 BANGLADESH 3 0 3 -1.069 0

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the match between South Africa and Bangladesh in Group 1 of the Super 12 stage at the T20 World Cup from Abu Dhabi. Bangladesh are out of contention for a place in the semi-finals after three losses in Super 12 stage, but South Africa, who are currently second, have a great chance to make it to the next stage. A win over Bangladesh though would be must if they are to preserve their prospects of reaching the next stage given they face England in their last match. Stick around for Live updates from this crucial clash.