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Virat Kohli is confident India can keep the momentum going into the third Test in NagpurReuters

Virat Kohli and Hashim Amla were both understandably disappointed after the final four days of the second Test match was washed out due to the pesky rain in Bengaluru.

The match was poised nicely with India on 80/0 after bowling South Africa out for 214 on day one, before rain came and stayed for the next four days in such a manner that no play was possible.

"I am very surprised we have lost four days of cricket here," the South Africa captain Amla said during the presentation ceremony (yes, there was such a thing). "I really didn't think four days would be washed out."

Washed out it was though, and the most disappointed player in both dressing rooms will be AB De Villiers, whose 100th Test match was ruined by wet weather.

"AB getting 80-odd in his 100th Test was a highlight and we are glad to share the moment with him," Amla added, referring to the brilliant 105-ball 85 from De Villiers on day one. "Unfortunately, we didn't bat very well, but it was still in the balance with the time left."

The India captain will feel India were very much on top after day one of this second Test match, with the skipper praising the effort from his bowlers, after they justified their captain's decision to bowl first on winning the toss.

"The bowlers did a commendable job, bowling South Africa out in less than three sessions is something that's very rare," Kohli said. "It's a pity that we lost four days when we were in such a strong position.

"A lot of people were surprised when we decided to field first, but all credit must go to the bowlers, Bangalore is usually known for its runs, but our bowlers showed their character."

Kohli also reserved praise for Shikhar Dhawan, who found some much-needed form with the bat, scoring 45 from 62 balls before rain prevented what could have been a much bigger score.

"Shikhar is an impact player, and he's done the job in the past," Kohli added. "So, it's great to have him back in form."

It is onto the third Test match in Nagpur now, which starts next Wednesday. India go into that Test leading 1-0, in what is now basically a three-match series.

"Nothing has changed in the series, we took the confidence from Mohali to Bangalore and we had a good day's play," Kohli said. "The team is in great mood and hopefully we don't have anymore interruptions, and we can execute our skills well in Nagpur."

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