Home side fights back after solid start to the day by the tourists.
Australia has tightened its grip on the third Test of the current Ashes series after a disciplined bowling effort and key wickets saw England finish at 180-4 at the end of day two at the WACA in Perth, trailing by 205.
The touring side started well with Alastair Cook and Michael Carberry giving the side easily their best opening partnership of the series.
However, the wheels began to fell off before tea with the controversial wicket of Joe Root starting a period where the run-rate shrank from more than four to just over 2.5 in what was a lost chance for the Three Lions to show they want to not just win the Test, but retain the Ashes.
Scoreboard at stumps on the second day of the third Ashes Test between Australia and England at the WACA Ground in Perth on Saturday:
Australia 1st innings:
Chris Rogers run out (Anderson) 11
David Warner c Carberry b Swann 60
Shane Watson c Swann b Broad 18
Michael Clarke c Cook b Swann 24
Steve Smith c Prior b Anderson 111
George Bailey c Pietersen b Broad 7
Brad Haddin c Anderson b Stokes 55
Mitchell Johnson c Prior b Broad 39
Peter Siddle c Prior b Bresnan 21
Ryan Harris c Root b Anderson 12
Nathan Lyon not out 17
Extras (lb6, w3, nb1) 10
Total (all out; 103.3 overs) 385
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Rogers), 2-52 (Watson), 3-106 (Clarke), 4-129 (Warner), 5-143 (Bailey), 6-267 (Haddin), 7-326 (Johnson), 8-338 (Smith), 9-354 (Harris), 10-385 (Siddle).
Bowling: Anderson 23-5-60-2 (1w), Broad 22-2-100-3 (1w), Bresnan 23.3-4-81-1, Stokes 17-3-63-1 (1nb, 1w), Swann 17-0-71-2, Root 1-0-4-0.
England 1st innings
Alastair Cook c Warner b Lyon 72
Michael Carberry b Harris 43
Joe Root c Haddin b Watson 4
Kevin Pietersen c Johnson b Siddle 19
Ian Bell not out 9
Ben Stokes not out 14
Extras (b10, lb3, w5, nb1) 19
Totals (4 wickets; 68 overs) 180
Fall of wicket: 1-85 (Carberry), 2-90 (Root), 3-136 (Cook), 4-146 (Pietersen).
Bowling: Harris 15-7-26-1, Johnson 15-6-43-0 (1nb), Watson 9-2-32-1, Siddle 13-5-27-1 (5w), Lyon 16-6-39-1.
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (RSA), Billy Bowden (NZL)
TV umpire: Tony Hill (NZL)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)