Bangalore: The win against Ireland on Sunday might have come after jittery moments for India but coach Gary Kirsten is glad that his side has not played any "easy matches" so far in the World Cup as this has helped Dhoni`s men get a hold of different situations.

India huffed and puffed their way to chase down 208 against the associate nation on Sunday.

India suffered stiff tests even in their matches -- against Bangladesh and England -- winning the former and managing to tie the latter.

"It was important that we chased and got used to batting second and getting to understand what to do in different situations," said Kirsten.

"Two points is everything and we will face different challenges in different games, we don`t want to have easy games all the way through," he added.

India are now up against another minnow, the Netherlands, on Wednesday and Kirsten said all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who picked up five wickets and scored and unbeaten 50 on Sunday, has struck form just at the right time.
 
"Yuvraj did well all round," he said.

"He has been working hard on his cricket and wants to contribute with bat and ball. I am pleased with the way he went about his batting," he added.