South Africa beat Bangladesh by five wickets at the U19 Women’s T20 World Cup in Potchefstroom on Saturday.
Some brilliant bowling from Kayla Reyneke kept Bangladesh in check during the first innings.
The 17-year-old finished with figures of 4-19 from her four overs as the Tigresses never really got going, despite each of their top five reaching at least double figures.
Set 106 to win, South Africa got off to a scratchy start, struggling against the quality of the new-ball attack and limping to 33-4 after eight overs.
Rabeya was the star with the ball for Bangladesh, taking 3-18, with Marufa Akter chipping in with 1-16.
But a brilliant partnership worth 70 runs between Madison Landsman (37) and Karabo Meso (32*) took the tournament hosts to the brink of victory, with Meso hitting the winning boundary to complete the chase with seven balls and five wickets remaining.
The win for the hosts sets up a fascinating scenario in Group 1, with four teams all tied on four points heading into their respective final matches.