Surrey's Chris Tremlett produced career-best figures, but could not prevent Durham from taking control of their LV= County Championship at Chester-le-Street on day two.
Tremlett - who offered a timely reminder to England's selectors - finished with 8-96 as Durham were eventually dimissed for 421, but the hosts then ripped through the Londoners' batting order to leave them struggling at 97-6 when bad light halted play at tea-time.
Left-armer Jamie Harrison and 20-year-old debutant Usman Arshad took two wickets each and Mark Wood bowled Hashim Amla for 14 with his first ball - the South African maestro played back and the ball skidded through his defence to hit off and middle.
Bradford-born Arshad, a Durham academy product, struck with his eighth and 12th balls in first-class cricket. Zander de Bruyn played back against the brisk medium-pacer and chopped the ball into his stumps, then Gary Wilson edged to Phil Mustard.
After Amla's exit, de Bruyn and Steven Davies went for their shots and added 47 before Arshad's double strike. Davies was unbeaten on 36 at the close.
Having taken all five wickets to fall on the first day, 35 minutes had elapsed on the second before Tremlett had nightwatchman Harrison caught at second slip.
His chances of taking all 10 were dashed when, with two needed for the fourth batting point, Paul Collingwood shaped to drive Jade Dernbach and was bowled for 36. Tremlett claimed two more wickets through edged catches then last man Chris Rushworth guided Tim Linley to first slip, leaving Mustard unbeaten on 45.