Ashok Menaria scored 71 but the rest of the Rajasthan batting put on a dismal show © Getty Images (File Photo)
Rajasthan’s dismal show continued as they lost three wickets for just 43 on the board © Getty Images (File Photo)

Lahli: After posting a massive first-innings total of 373, Haryana rode on medium pacer Harshal Patel’s brilliant bowling to bundle out Rajasthan for a mere 180 in their first essay before en-forcing a follow-on on the visitors on day two of their Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match here today.

At the close of play, Rajasthan were struggling on 38 for five in their second innings while following on. The visiting side still need another 155 runs with just five wickets in hand, to avoid an innings defeat. Puneet Yadav was unbeaten on 13 and Chetan Bist was on seven when the stumps were drawn.

Earlier, resuming on 339 for seven, Haryana added 34 runs to their overnight total before getting all out in 97.4 overs. In reply, Rajasthan got off to a disastrous start, losing three wickets for 43 runs on the board. Although Ashok Menaria (71) and Robin Bist (25) steadied the boat for a brief period, putting on a solid 73 runs for the fourth wicket, but after these two batsmen got out, there was a collapse.

Puneet Yadav (13) and Deepak Chahar (22) were the only other batsmen to reach the double digits, even as Patel (6/69) wreaked havoc. Following-on, Rajasthan lost the top and middle order cheaply with the scorecard reading 17 for five with Patel (3/24) and Joginder Sharma (2/14) sharing five wickets between them.

Brief scores:

Haryana 373 all out in 97.4 overs lead Rajasthan 180 all out in 51.4 overs (Ashok Menaria 71; Harshal Patel 6/69, Joginder Sharma 2/46) & 38 for five in 18 overs (Harshal Patel 3/24, Joginder Sharma 2/14) by 150 runs.