Andhra Pradesh bowlers ran through the Haryana line-up to skittle out the hosts for a paltry 129 runs, thus earning the visitors a 73-run first innings lead on day two of the Ranji Trophy match in Rohtak on Friday.
However, Andhra batsmen could not consolidate the position as they looked equally unimpressive in the second innings and were reduced to 67 for three at stumps. They had scored 202 all out in their first essay.
Earlier, resuming on eight for no loss, Haryana collapsed in a heap.
After 10 runs were added to the overnight score, opener Sunny Singh (7) edged D Kalyankrishna to perish caught behind. It was the beginning of a long procession of batsmen who walked into the middle, threw their bat at everything and returned without making any impact.
Opener Sumit Sharma (27) and captain Amit Mishra [ Images ] (27) were the only ones who at least attempted to spend time in the middle.
For the visitors, KS Sahabuddin was pick of the bowlers, claiming three wickets for 23.
Andhra (1st innings): 202
Haryana (1st innings):
Sumit Sharma c Pradeep b RVC Prasad 27
Sunny Singh c MSK Prasad b Kalyankrishna 7
D Joon c MSK Prasad b Gnaneswara Rao 4
Shafiq Khan c Varma b Kalyankrishna 3
S Rana c Pradeep b Sahabuddin 18
M Rawat c MSK Prasad b RVC Prasad 2
S Verma c Gnaneswara Rao b Sahabuddin 2
Joginder Sharma c Venugopal Rao [ Images ] b Gnaneswara Rao 7
A Mishra lbw b Faiq 27 118
G Vashisht c MSK Prasad b Sahabuddin 18
S Budhwar not out 2.
Extras: (b 1, lb 4, w 2, nb 5) 12
Total: (all out; 68.3 overs; 300 mins) 129
Fall of wickets: 1-18, 2-38, 3-47, 4-54, 5-64, 6-67, 7-79, 8-79, 9-123, 10-129.
Bowling: K Sahabuddin 17.3-6-23-3, D Kalyankrishna 18-6-53-2, RVC Prasad 14-3-19-2, Y Gnaneswara Rao 7-2-17-2, Y Kishore 6-5-4-0, Y Venugopal Rao 2-1-2-0, M Faiq 4-1-6-1.
Andhra (2nd innings):
MSK Prasad lbw b Budhwar 13
L Reddy not out 28
A Varma c Shafiq Khan b Joginder Sharma 3
Y Venugopal Rao c Rawat b Rana 14
M Faiq not out 3
Extras: (b 1, lb 1, w 1, nb 3) 6
Total: (3 wickets; 25.4 overs) 67
To bat: A Pradeep, RVC Prasad, K Sahabuddin, Y Gnaneswara Rao, D Kalyankrishna, Y Kishore
Fall of wickets: 1-22, 2-25, 3-59.
Bowling: Joginder Sharma 11-3-22-1, S Budhwar 10-0-30-1, S Rana 4.4-0-13-1.