Andhra were in a strong position against Tamil Nadu after the second day of their South Zone Vijay Merchant Trophy match at Vishakapatnam. The home team batted first and made 413. The innings was built around Y Gnaneswara Rao's 138 off 158 balls (15 fours and 1 six). Tamil Nadu began confidently with openers S Vinod and S Vijayasaradhy putting on 92 but they then lost three wickets for 24 runs to finish at 128-3 from 60 overs. Vishal Kudawla on 9 and Aditya Srikkanth on 10 were at the crease.