Home side edge closer to regaining the Urn after dominate day’s play.
Australia has steam-rolled England on their way to another impressive day’s play for the home side as they finished on 235-3, a overall lead of 369 at the WACA.
Everything that could have gone wrong did for Alastair Cook and his men, with dropped catches, missed stumping chances combined with a possible broken foot for key bowler Stuart Broad and a century to David Warner rounding out a miserable day for the away team.
Broad returned to the WACA just before the resumption of play in the evening session but he was not wearing a shoe on his damaged right foot in a bad sign for the side moving forward.
Rogers brought up his 50 with an amazing square-drive on the up as the home side continue its strong run-rate, with the score 143-0, a lead of 277 runs.
England finally break through when Michael Carberry made a good catch in the gully from a Chris Rogers cut shot, with the hometown player gone for 54.
And while the tourists celebrated they still had plenty of work to do with Australia 157-1, an overall lead of 291 runs.
Warner scored his fifth Test century and his second for the series when he blasted Graeme Swann through the off-side, as the lead moved past the 300-run mark.
After belting Swann five rows deep earlier int he over, Warner looks to go deep once too often as he skied a catch to Ben Stoakes at mid-on, departing for a sizzling 112.
The home side moved to 183-2 with the lead at 317 runs and Michael Clarke striding out to the crease.
Predictably with Warner from the middle the run-rate did take a dip, but Watson and Clarke never looked under serious threat of losing their wickets.
However, England battled on well and did not give Australia loose deliveries to continue to grow their already substantial lead.
Ben Stokes was rewarded for his solid bowling after he bowled the Australian captain, with the wicket-taking ball nipping back off the seam and hitting middle and off-stump.
Clarke departed with 23 next to his name with the score on 223-3 with the home side’s lead out to 357, as England battled on without Swann, who left the field due to cramp.
Despite the ball barely changing its line off the straight narrow for all of the England bowlers on day three, Stoakes managed to beat the bat a few times late in the day with movement off the pitch worrying new batsman Steve Smith.