South Africa appears to have discovered a strategy to handle the challenging pitches presented by the co-hosts of the T20 World Cup, the United States, by reducing their usual aggressive batting style. The 20-team event in the US and West Indies has primarily featured low-scoring games, with Australia being the only team to surpass 200 runs once. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has recognized that the pitch in New York has not met the expected standards. This contrasts sharply with the recent Indian Premier League, where teams frequently scored over 200 and Sunrisers Hyderabad achieved an impressive 287-3 against Royal Challengers Bengaluru on April 15. South Africa secured their spot in the Super Eight stage after a close four-run victory over Bangladesh in a Group D match on Monday. Choosing to bat first, they managed a modest 113-6 and then limited Bangladesh to 109-7, marking their third consecutive win. Struggling at 23-4, Heinrich Klaasen (46) and David Miller (29) steadied the innings with a 79-run partnership. 'Our mindset isn't typical of T20 cricket,' said Klaasen, the player of the match. 'You aim to settle in and maintain a run-a-ball pace.' Even the highly anticipated match between India and Pakistan resulted in a low score, with India scoring 119 but still defeating Pakistan in New York on Sunday. Klaasen noted, 'You can't simply hit wildly all over the field. We adopted more of a one-day mindset, which seemed effective.' Although low-scoring games might not be ideal for promoting cricket in a new market like the US, Klaasen highlighted the tournament's competitiveness. 'While it might not be the best showcase for the world, it's tight competition that brings all teams closer, making the game accessible to any team that excels in the basics,' he explained.