Johannesburg - JP Duminy says the Proteas have taken confidence from their 62-run win against Zimbabwe at the weekend, ahead of their clash with India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
Duminy said his side had felt the pressure against Zimbabwe where they fell to 83 for four batting first, but ultimately came out on top with a formidable total of 339.
"I thoroughly enjoyed it. I guess we don't want to find ourselves in that position again, especially in the knock-out stages, but it's good to get an innings like that under the belt coming in under pressure," said Duminy.
"We needed to make a play and to soak up the pressure that was there. I am pleased with the performance. It's something to enjoy getting time in the middle. Batting at six it's not always possible to get a lengthy period of time out in the middle. It was a good opportunity to find my feet and to understand what is needed in certain situations."
Duminy, in particular, had come to understand his role batting at six better, he said.
"It's about adapting and making sure you have different sets of skills for different situations," he explained.
"These are the things we talk about in team and batters' meetings and we try to execute them. Sunday was a good showcase of our skills, especially myself and David (Miller). We are enjoying batting together and we complement each other well."
Duminy had fond memories of the MCG, the venue where he announced himself as a Test player with 166 in his second match in the format in December 2008, and said he was looking forward to another opportunity to create more memories at the venue.
"All of us are looking forward to it. To play in that sort of arena. It doesn't happen often that you get to play in front of so many people. The MCG is a ground that I have thoroughly enjoyed playing at and hopefully I will be given an opportunity to do something special again."
The Proteas also welcomed consultants Gary Kirsten and Mike Hussey, who will be with the team until the Proteas' third match against the West Indies in Sydney.