Vijay: Our confidence is really high


India opening batsman Murali Vijay said South Africa was unable to cope with the pressure that was applied on them in the first Test between the teams in Mohali.

The hosts beat the Proteas by 108 runs inside three days to take a one-nil lead in the four-match series, while they also rolled the visitors out for just 214 on the first day of the second Test in Bangalore which was eventually washed out due to rain.

Vijay said: "To be honest, the pressure we have put on the batsman, it was incredible to watch from the close-in.

"It is a cat mouse game, everybody trying to come one up and the bowler trying to come up on the batsman and it has been going well for us.

"It is the pure pressure we put on them and obviously the same vice versa. When we go out to bat we have our plans and they are also putting immense pressure. So it is a good contest to be a part of.

"The confidence is really high as for now because we had a good game and the first day was in our favour."

The third Test starts on Wednesday in Nagpur, and India are favourites with Betbright to make it 2-0 and clinch the series with one match to play.