Lyon roars, Australia sense 4-0 series lead
Nathan Lyon took five for 50 as Australia were bowled out for 179 in their second innings, with Australia needing to chase 231 for victory.
Nathan Lyon took five for 50 as Australia were bowled out for 179 in their second innings, with Australia needing to chase 231 for victory. At the close of play Australia were at 30 without loss, needing another 201 runs. (All images: AP and AFP)
At the start of Day 3 Australia were trailing by 91 in their first innings. Bot Brad Haddin, in the able company of No.11 batsman Nathan Lyon, put on 40 runs before James Anderson sniffed out the final wicket.
Alastair Cook started well for the visitors. He scored 51, England's highest of the innings, before being dismissed by tormentor-in-chief Mitchell Johnson.
Johnson, who took three for 25 in England's final innings, became the first Aussie pacer since Glenn McGrath in 2001 and the first Aussie since Shane Warne in 2005 to take 30 wickets or more in a bilateral series.
Johnson and Kevin Pietersen were involved in a feisty on-field spat but that did not distract from a splendid Aussie performance.
At the end though the day belonged to Nathan Lyon who reached 100 wickets in Tests as well en route to his fifer.
Openers David Warner and Chris Rogers ensured that the hosts ended the day without any hiccups. They need another 201 runs to win with 10 wickets in hand and two days to go.