Another competent hundred by Ian Bell led his side to a commanding position in the 4th Test vs. Australia who lost the momentum while losing 5 wickets cheaply.
The right arm off spinner of Australia, Nathan Lyon, ripped through the middle order batting of England and sent them reeling on the 1st day of the fourth Test.
The English batting line up started sliding towards decline against the lethal bowling of Australia as the hosts survived a most likely defeat due to weather.
The touring Australians anticipate their maiden win in the series against England, subject to favourable weather, after losing the first two Investec Tests.
The visiting Australians are still in command of the third Test as England requires more than 200 runs with three wickets left to level the 1st Innings score.
A deadly spell in the first session of the final day from James Anderson crippled the lower order batting of Australia as England won the 1st Test at Nottingham.
The Australians followed the chase superbly but their middle order batting crumbled against the splendid bowling by the Englishmen who are anticipating a win.
A devastating knock by the debutant Ashton Agar, well supported by Phillip Hughes, put Australia on top against the hosts England on day two at Nottingham.