The Proteas ODI captain's knock of 149 of 44 balls was a combination of the two factors, and he won't try and repeat it in the next game.
AB de Villiers scored the fastest-ever One Day International century as he led South Africa to a 148-run victory over the West Indies on Sunday.
The batsman who almost single-handedly won two T20 matches against SA, says the batting and bowling lineup will be lacking due to these losses.
South Africa's Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers notched up an unbeaten 70-run stand to leave the Proteas well-placed in the second Test at Newlands.
Makhaya Ntini is SA's second-highest wicket taker, but Dale Steyn is looking good to take that record, and Ntini says he welcomes it.
As the national squad gets ready to play Australia and New Zealand, coach Gordon Igesund says 11 out of the original 18-man squad have withdrawn.
Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers helped the Proteas to 71 for four, at stumps on day four of the third Test against Australia.
A David Warner knock of 135 steered Australia to 331 for three at the close of play on day one of the third Test at Newlands in Cape Town.
Following Australia's win over the Proteas at the weekend, Graeme Smith has downplayed SA's under-performance, saying the wicket aided Aussie's win.
SA captain Graeme Smith says his team's victory over India was part of "a fitting tribute" to Jacques Kallis, who has announced his retirement.