The English speedsters led by James Anderson and Stuart Broad, took their team to a commanding position after crushing the Kangaroos batting in the 1st innings.
The middle order batsman of England, Kevin Pietersen, rescued his side with an unbeaten fifty when most of the batsmen surrendered even after a reasonable start.
Australia got a reasonable 1st innings lead vs. England as David Warner stabilized their position with a century after sharing a hefty stand with Chris Rogers.
The English skipper along with Michael Carberry provided a reasonable opening stand vs. Australia whereas their middle order was unable to utilize strong base.
Mitchell Johnson crippled the English bowling line up with his fiery bowling spell in the first innings as Australia anticipates a successive win in the series.
The Australian skipper, Michael Clarke, led his side from the front by dispatching a ton while Brad Haddin blasted a hundred and put their side on top.
The speedsters of the Kangaroos destroyed the formidable batting line up of England in their first innings and the hosts gained a valuable lead in the game.