The Proteas can use the last matches against the Windies to hone the skills of their reserves.
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.
Our top all-rounder is knocked for six after being left out of the Proteas touring squad, but will no doubt bounce back with his trademark stoicism.
The 15-man Proteas squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand has been announced.
West Indies's batting order fell apart as the Proteas, taking the last six wickets in 13 runs, proved why South Africa was on top internationally.
Proteas coach Allan Donald is impressed with talented Kagiso Radaba and believes he will have a bright future with the Proteas.
Four missed wicket chances have allowed the Proteas to build up steam, heading into the tea break with just one wicket lost.
Ultimately the South Africans were the Aussies' equals but too many slips cost them the series.
South Africa has made a sound comeback with a three-wicket victory in the second one-day international against Australia.
Expect fireworks and sledging in the ODI series between two of the top cricket teams in the world.
Young talent Theunis de Bruyn has plenty of people talking – and he is not shy to do some straight talking himself.
Driven not only by versatility but also a rarely seen creativity, De Villiers should be a tonic for any potential selection headaches.
The Proteas "won rusty" at the start of their New Zealand tour, but win they did.
Hashim Amla faced a stern test in his first series as captain after SA lost three key wickets against a Sri Lankan bowling attack in the second Test.
Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel ripped through the Sri Lanka batting lineup to seal a 153-run win on Sunday.
South Africa coach Russell Domingo on Saturday denied his team was earning a reputation for ball tampering.
At the moment, the brand is lacking although "Figjam" Dean Elgar might just fit the bill.
Hashim Amla's appointment as permanent skipper signals changing times for the Proteas.