See how the game stands after the first session.
England’s chances to stop a whitewash have taken a battering after they lost 53-4 in the morning session of day two at the SCG.
Again the top-order of the touring side could not handle the pace and direction of the Australian attack, with Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris again on-song.
However, the away side did have something to cheer about with the solid application from new players Gary Ballance and Ben Stokes, as they guided their side well through the second hour of the session.
Scoreboard at lunch on the second day of the fifth and final Ashes Test between Australia and England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday:
Australia 1st innings 326 (S. Smith 115, B. Haddin 75; B. Stokes 6-99):
England 1st innings (8 for 1 overnight):
Alastair Cook lbw b Harris 7
Michael Carberry c Lyon b Johnson 0
James Anderson c Clarke b Johnson 7
Ian Bell c Haddin b Siddle 2
Kevin Pietersen c Watson b Harris 3
Gary Ballance not out 17
Ben Stokes not out 23
Extras (nb2) 2
Total (5 wickets; 30 overs) 61
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Carberry), 2-8 (Cook), 3-14 (Anderson), 4-17 (Pietersen), 5-23 (Bell)
Bowling: Harris 11-4-28-2, Johnson 9-2-19-2 (2nb), Siddle 5-3-4-1, Watson 3-1-5-0, Lyon 2-1-5-0
To bat: Jonny Bairstow, Scott Borthwick, Stuart Broad, Boyd Rankin
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Marais Erasmus (RSA)
TV umpire: Tony Hill (NZL)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)