Visakhapatnam: Despite a patient century from opener Prasanth Kumar, Andhra Pradesh failed to avoid the follow-on as Hyderabad bowlers made sure that their batsmen's effort does not go in vain on Day 3 of the Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match, here on Tuesday.
Responding to Hyderabad's 522 in the four-day encounter, the Mohammad Kaif-led Andhra slumped from their overnight score of 121 for no loss to 369 all out and fell short by just 3 runs to avert a follow-on situation.
Prasanth (124) was the stand-out performer for the Andhra in his 257-ball stay, striking 17 fours and a six.
Hyderabad's pace spearhead Ravi Kiran and off-spinner Syed Quadri bagged 3 wickets each and were ably supported by left-arm pacer Chama Milind, who picked up 2 wickets.
Following-on, Andhra were 24 for no loss at stumps with Srikar Bharat and Prasanth fighting on.
Hyderabad 522 all out (D Ravi Teja 96, Ashish Reddy 95, Chama Milind 97 not out; Duvvarapu Shivkumar 4-84)
Andhra Pradesh 369 and 24/0 fo in 6 overs (Srikar Bharat 10 not out, Prasanth Kumar 11 not out; Ravi Kiran 0-8).