England well on top as the game hits the mid-way point.
The second Ashes Test is England’s to lose after a productive first session to begin day three at Lords.
Joe Root and Tim Bresnan picked up where they left off from overnight to put their side in complete control as hopes of an Australia win fade.
England 1st Innings 361 (I Bell 109, J Bairstow 67, J Trott 58; R Harris 5-72, S Smith 3-18)
Australia 1st Innings 128 (G Swann 5-44)
England 2nd Innings (overnight: 31-3)
A. Cook b Siddle 8
J. Root not out 63
J. Trott b Siddle 0
K. Pietersen c Rogers b Siddle 5
T. Bresnan not out 32
Extras (b6) 6
Total (3 wkts, 51 overs, 211 mins) 114
Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Cook), 2-22 (Trott), 3-30 (Pietersen)
Bowling: Harris 10-2-21-0; Watson 7-3-15-0; Siddle 12-4-28-3; Pattinson 11-5-19-0; Smith 3-0-10-0; Agar 8-3-15-0
Match position: England lead Australia by 347 runs with seven second innings wickets standing.
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SRI), Marais Erasmus (RSA)
TV umpire: Tony Hill (NZL)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)