Michael Carberry is delighted to have repaid the faith of the England selectors at Cardiff and now has his sights sight on securing a one-day series victory against Australia on home soil.
Carberry had managed just 15 runs in his first three innings at international level prior to his innings of 63 in Wales, a knock which sets up a winner-takes-all showdown at the Ageas Bowl on Monday.
And Kevin Pietersen's opening partner is pleased that England coach Ashley Giles has been proved right by giving him an opportunity.
"I was pleased I got myself in, still my first ODI series, and got a few runs in a winning cause," Carberry said.
"The management have been great, backing me all the way, and I'm pleased I've started to prove them right
"I knew there was nothing much to worry about, in terms of how I was going. If you get a good ball or ... these things can happen."
Carberry will be on familiar ground for England's fifth and final one-day international match at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Monday.
There will be plenty of support for the Hampshire batsman who hopes he can make his supporters and well-wishers at his home ground proud.
"There have been so many people at Hampshire who have supported my career, and have always shouted my name in terms of playing for England," he said.
"If I can get runs in front of my home crowd, and I hope we can win, it will be a nice way to pay them back."
Watch the fifth NatWest Series ODI between England and Australia at the Ageas Bowl this Monday from 1.30pm on Sky Sports 2 HD.