Home side well on top at the Gabba.
The misery for the England side continued in the afternoon session as they watched their deficit grow to 458 thanks largely to a sizzling partnership between David Warner and Michael Clarke.
The pair helped the score move along to 299-5 in Australia’s second innings, with Warner reaching 124, his first Ashes ton, while Clarke also made triple figures, the 25th time he has done so in his stellar career.
Scoreboard at tea on the third day of the first Ashes Test between Australia and England at the Gabba on Saturday:
Australia 1st innings 295 (B. Haddin 94, M. Johnson 64; S. Broad 6-81)
England 1st innings 136 (M. Carberry 40; M. Johnson 4-61)
Australia 2nd innings (overnight 65 for 0):
Chris Rogers c Carberry Broad 16
David Warner c Prior b Broad 124
Shane Watson c Broad b Tremlett 6
Michael Clarke b Swann 113
Steve Smith c Prior b Tremlett 0
George Bailey not out 33
Brad Haddin not out 1
Extras (lb6) 6
Total (5 wkts; 77 overs) 299
Fall of wickets: 1-67 (Rogers), 2-75 (Watson), 3-233 (Warner), 4-242 (Smith), 5-294 (Clarke)
Bowling: Anderson 16-2-48-0, Broad 13-4-45-2, Tremlett 13-2-40-2, Swann 22-2-113-1, Root 13-2-47-0
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Kumar Dharmasena (SRI)
TV umpire: Marais Erasmus (RSA)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)