Ashes, 3rd Test Day 4: Watson roars, Aus five wickets away from series win
Shane Watson struck his fourth century in Tests as Australia declared at 369/6, to set England a target of 504 for victory.
West Indian great Lara hit 28 runs off an over from South Africa's Robin Peterson in Johannesburg in 2003. George Bailey, in one-day mode, matched the feat when he took the same number of runs off James Anderson.
With just 121 on the board, England lost Alastair Cook, Michael Carberry, Joe Root and Kevin Pietersen as a four-day defeat was a possibility.
However, Ben Stokes and Ian Bell put on 99 runs for the fifth wicket as England earned some respectability in the final session.
Ian Bell departed before the close but the hopes of England rest on the young shoulders of Ben Stokes, who is unbeaten on 72.
The only bright spark on England's day was the news that Stuart Broad has not suffered a broken foot and may be fit for the Boxing Day Test.