Home side well in control of the match and the series.
England has tightened its grip on the second Test against Australia, with the home side 114-3 at lunch on day three at Lords.
The Three Lions continued on untroubled in the first session of the day as Tim Bresnan and Joe Root picked up where they left off from overnight.
The pair added 83 runs without loss as England’s overall lead ballooned to 347 at around the half-way mark in the match.
Bresnan, who finished at the break on 32 not out, came in late on day two as a nightwatchman and has since shown more resolve than much of the Australian top order.
Root secured his third half-century in his young Test career, and he will look to push on to his second century when he resumes on 68.
Australian skipper Michael Clarke continued to try different options in his attack in the bid to try and
get urgent wickets as the game slowly slipped away from his side.
Just before lunch, Clarke opted for spin at both ends for the first time in the series as he pair Steve Smith and Ashton Agar.
However, England were happy to work the ball around into the many gaps left open for them
with only two men close to the bat.