Australia’s top-order begins to fire at Chester-le-Street.
Australian openers David Warner and Chris Rogers put their side in the box seat to win the fourth Ashes Test, after they put on the first century stand by an Australian pairing in an Ashes series in eight years.
The last to do it were also left-handers, when Justin Langer and Matt Hayden put on 185 in 2005 at The Oval.
England v Australia
Played at Chester-le-Street
Toss won by England
England 1st Innings 238 (A Cook 51; N Lyon 4-42)
Australia 1st Innings 270 (C Rogers 110, S Watson 68; S Broad 5-71)
England 2nd Innings (overnight: 234-5)
A. Cook c Haddin b Harris 22
J. Root b Harris 2
J. Trott c Haddin b Harris 23
K. Pietersen c Rogers b Lyon 44
I. Bell b Harris 113
J. Bairstow c Haddin b Lyon 28
T. Bresnan c and b Harris 45
M. Prior b Harris 0
S. Broad c Smith b Harris 13
G. Swann not out 30
J. Anderson c Haddin b Lyon 0
Extras (b4, lb5, w1) 10
Total (all out, 95.1 overs, 408 mins) 330
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Root), 2-42 (Cook), 3-49 (Trott), 4-155 (Pietersen), 5-221 (Bairstow), 6-251 (Bell), 7-251 (Prior), 8-275 (Broad), 9-317 (Bresnan), 10-330 (Anderson)
Bowling: Harris 28-2-117-7; Bird 20.3-6-67-0; Watson 6.3-1-22-0; Siddle 17-4-59-0 (1w); Lyon 22.1-3-55-3; Smith 1-0-1-0;
Note: Watson was injured midway through his seventh over, completed by Bird.
Australia 2nd Innings (target: 299)
C. Rogers c Trott b Swann 49
D. Warner not out 57
U. Khawaja not out 6
Extras (b6, lb2) 8
Total (1 wkt, 33 overs, 137 mins) 120
Fall of wickets: 1-109 (Rogers)
To bat: M Clarke, S Smith, S Watson, B Haddin, P Siddle, J Bird, R Harris, N Lyon
Bowling: Anderson 8-0-28-0; Broad 9-2-28-0; Bresnan 7-1-23-0; Swann 9-4-33-1;
Match position: Australia need a further 179 runs to win with nine second-innings wickets standing.
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Tony Hill (NZL)
TV umpire: Marais Erasmus (RSA)