Hosts Uttar Pradesh were on their way to a comprehensive win against Haryana as they gained a 33-run first innings lead and then reduced the visitors for 135 for nine in the Ranji Trophy Elite Group 'B' match in Kanpur on Friday.
The third day's play at the Green Park saw as many as 17 wickets fall for 227 runs.
Uttar Pradesh, resuming 215 for three, were all aout for 310 in reply to Haryana's 277.
But they hit back with a vengeance as Haryana lost half their line up for just 41 runs.
Medium pacer Ashisn Winston Zaidi picked 4-15.
First innings hero Joginder Sharma (28) once again displayed solid defence. Sharma and Sachin Rana (29) added 58 runs for seventh wicket stand which gave Haryana some respectibility.
Earlier, Uttar Pradesh could fetch only 92 runs from its last seven wickets.
Rizwan Khan completed his half century with the help of eight boundaries. He and Gyanendra Pandey addded 94 runs for fourth wicket.
Thereafter, Praveen Kumar and captain Jyoti Yadav added 62 runs.
Haryana, 1st inning: 277
Uttar Pradesh, 1st innings:
Rohit Prakash c Shafiq b Sunny Singh 38
Shivakant Shukla c and b Pradeep Sahu 56
Arish Alam lbw b Joginder 19
Rizwan Shamshad c Mahesh Rawat b Joginder 58
Gyanendra Pandey lbw b Sachin Rana 51
Md. Amir Khan b Sachin Rana 5
Jyoti Yadav run out 26
P Kumar c Shafiq Khan b Vashisht 43
Praveen Gupta b Joginder 1
A W Zaidi not out 0
Shalabh Srivastava lbw Joginder 0
Extras (b-1, lb-4, nb-7, w-1) 13
Total (all out in 106.4 overs) 310
Fall of wickets: 1-57, 2-86, 3-139, 4-233, 5-233, 6-238, 7-300, 8-310, 9-310.
Bowling: Joginder Sharma 33.4-9-99-4, Jitender Malik 6-1-22-0, Sachin Rana 21-7-62-2, Sunny Singh 10-2-41-1, Gaurav Vashisht 29-12-51-1, Pradeep Sahu 7-0-30-1.
Haryana, 2nd innings:
Chetan Sharma lbw b Zaidi 0
Bageshwar Bisht b Praveen Kumar 10
Sunny Singh b Zaidi 0
Siddarth Varma c Rizwan b Zaidi 0
Shafiq Khan lbw b Zaidi 22
Joginder Sharma c Shikant b Yadav 28
Mahesh Rawat lbw b Praveen Kumar 20
Sachin Rana st Md Amir Khan b Gupta 29
Pradeep Sahu batting 10
Gaurav Vashisht b Praveen Kumar 2
Joginder Malik batting 1
Extras: (lb-9, nb-4) 13
Total (for 9 wickets in 48 overs) 135
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-4, 3-4, 4-41, 5-41, 6-64, 7-11, 8-122, 9-127.
Bowling: Ashish Winston Zaidi 13-5-39-4, Praveen Kumar 11-3-46-3, Shalabh Srivastava 6-1-18-0, Praveen Gupta 12-4-13-1, Jyoti Yadav 6-2-10-1.