Fourth Ashes Test, Melbourne
Australia 98 & 169-6 v England 513 (day three, stumps)
England took a massive step closer to retaining the Ashes for the first time in 24 years with another dominant display on day three of the fourth Test in Melbourne on Tuesday
Australia ended the day on 169-6 - still 246 runs behind the tourists - after England had added another 69 runs to their overnight total.
Jonathan Trott hit an unbeaten 168 as England were finally bowled out for 513.
Australia had made a good start to their second innings and were moving along steadily at 99-1.
But any hopes Ricky Ponting's side had of finding a way back into the Test were shattered in the final session when Tim Bresnan tore through the hosts' middle order, taking three wickets for just five runs.
Although Australia still have four wickets remaining, defeat is all but guaranteed and the home side are likely to only have three wickets remaining with Ryan Harris unlikely to bat after sustaining a stress fracture of his left ankle when bowling in Tuesday's morning session.
England will be keen to wrap up the victory as early as possible on Wednesday and with the form their bowlers are in, that could happen well before lunch.
Bresnan ended the day with figures of 3-26 from fifteen overs which included seven maidens, while Chris Tremlett (0-55) and James Anderson (1-62) performed better than their figures suggest.
Graeme Swann took 1-23 from 22 overs as he again impressed as England close in on victory and Australia look at what is almost certain to be another innings defeat on home soil.