Earlier Joe Root was suspended for the second ball of the day and Johnny Bairstow dropped out in the first half hour as Australia gave the hosts a lesson in playing the field with misses to take control of the Ashes’ third Test on Friday.
By lunchtime of day two, England led 142-7 and was 121 runs behind Australia, which scored 263 points in the first innings. All-rounders Moin Ali (21) and Chris Woakes (10) were removed before the break, with Ali’s attempted knock costing him the wicket.
Earlier, Roth was caught at first slip by David Warner of Australian captain Pat Cummins (4-59), not adding 19 to his nightly score.
Bairstow was caught on second slip by Steve Smith for 12 against Mitchell Stark (2-28).
Both Root and Bairstow as wickets missed their chances on day one in front of the home crowd.
Bairstow missed out on Travis Head and Smith with another weak performance. Root scored on Mitch Marsh’s slipper in the 12th minute and dropped Alex Carey in the 4th minute. Marsh celebrated his return to the test with 118 points. Root and Bairstow each missed five chances on the day.
England resumed play at 68-3.