Three Lions survive until the close of play in their first innings.
Alastair Cook and Joe Root managed to make it through to the end of play on day two without losing a wicket as they took their side to be 32-0.
Root finished on 13 and Cook 17 as they survived a hostile bowling effort from Australia as they eked out as many runs as they needed to be 460 behind Australia.
Steve Smith was the star of the day for Australia as he recorded his maiden Test ton to finish the innings on 138 not out.
Smith was the rock around which the rest of the innings as he stayed put at one end while the middle and lower-order of Australia blasted away.
Peter Siddle (23), Brad Haddin (30), James Faulkner (23) and Ryan Harris (33) added quick runs to make up for the lost play earlier in the day, when rain washed out the entire first session.
James Anderson was the pick of the England bowlers in the first innings in snaring 4-95, as he continued his march towards becoming the most successful Test bowler in English history.