Home side continue to build their massive lead.
England are slowly grinding Australia into the turf at Lords as they enter the tea break on day three at 171-4 with a commanding lead of 404.
Joe Root has continued on during the tough session as he inches close to his century and is currently three runs shy of the mark.
Just 57 runs were added for the session by the Three Lions as they slowly squeezed the life out of the game with just one wicket lost.
Finally Australia got the breakthrough they were after when Tim Bresnan hit a mistimed pull-shot to Chris Rogers at mid-wicket to see him depart.
However, the nightwatchman had done his job and then some in getting to 38, allowing Bell to come in and continue to punish the Australian side.
After the Bresnan and Joe Root partnership of 99, England were on 129-4, a single run more than Australia’s first innings total, as the lead overall grew to 362.
Australia then looked to have earned a wicket when Ian Bell edged through to Steve Smith at gully.
However, the decision was sent upstairs to see if the dying ball made it to the fielder’s hands on the full, and despite the evidence showing Smith has got under the ball, Australia were denied the wicket.
Bell survived and he moved to 16 at tea and will look to help push England to a lead close to 500.