The opening batsman's 159 off 128 balls led South Africa to their second knock of over 400 in the Cricket World Cup, setting a near impossible target.
The emphasis is not only the starting 11, but the entire squad of 15, because going forward there might be an injury or somebody might fall ill.
The 20 overs of spin and part-time bowling could be costly when the Proteas come up against the strong Indian batting line-up on Sunday.
Neil Manthorp looks into his crystal ball and sees the Proteas producing a clean sweep of group matches before reaching the final in Melbourne.
The fanfare of the Proteas' sendoff was a bit much, but hopefully the actual tournament will see less of an outside world frenzy around the team.
Russell Domingo says the South African cricket team are mentally strong enough to bring home the trophy as they depart for Australia and New Zealand.
The Proteas' World Cup hopes hinge on fortune allowing their world-class players to keep shining.
The West Indies gained their first win in the five-match cricket ODI series after they looked doomed to defeat several times.
The Proteas can use the last matches against the Windies to hone the skills of their reserves.
The Windies have shown just how little appetite the South Africans have for flexibility.
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.
More than ever, international cricket needs the Caribbean team to take its place among the best once again.
A collection of cricket artefacts in Fordsburg proves Frank Worrell's nonracial credentials.
The Caribbean team dream of past glory but recent history gives a brutal picture of the challenge they face.
Family and teammates have been supporting the bowler who delivered the ball that killed Australian batsman Phillip Hughes.
When he did not get ahead in ZImbabwe, Amos Maungwa managed to grow as a coach in South Africa.
Ultimately the South Africans were the Aussies' equals but too many slips cost them the series.
The captain is prepared to move away from the predictable Proteas by bringing himself – and other 'amateurs' – on to bowl.
Expect fireworks and sledging in the ODI series between two of the top cricket teams in the world.