Joe Root and Dawid Malan had survived the opening session of day three unscathed, constructing a 128-run stand as they chased Australia’s first-innings 473 for 9 declared.
However it all got here crashing down after the dinner break with each gamers eliminated in fast succession, Root for 62 and Malan for 80, sparking a collapse that noticed England hunch from 150 for 2 to 236 all out.
Making issues worse, they did so in opposition to a second-string assault with Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood each lacking.
Stand-in Australian skipper Steve Smith might have enforced the follow-on, however selected to relaxation his bowlers and ship within the openers to show the screw with two days left.
They negotiated some 75 minutes for the lack of David Warner for 13, needlessly run out after a disastrous mix-up with Marcus Harris, who stays unbeaten on 21.
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Nightwatchman Michael Neser was on two as Australia reached 45 for one, constructing their result in 282.
Hostile tempo from Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon‘s harmful spin did the harm to England, complemented by Cameron Inexperienced, who bagged Root for the second consecutive time.
Starc claimed 4-37 and Lyon 3-58.
England crashed by 9 wickets within the first Check at Brisbane and in the event that they go 2-0 down in Adelaide the Ashes are pretty much as good as gone, needing to win all three remaining Checks.
Australia bowled repeat maidens firstly of the second session and Root appeared more and more uncomfortable in opposition to Inexperienced, who was beginning to discover motion with the pink ball.
Having handed 1,600 Check runs in a calendar yr — solely the fourth participant in historical past to take action — he poked at a Inexperienced supply and acquired an edge to Smith at slip, leaving him nonetheless trying to find an elusive first-ever century in Australia.
Malan quickly adopted, slashing at a Starc thunderbolt that took a nick, once more into Smith’s protected arms. Malan has now scored 9 Check 50s however solely transformed one right into a century.
“We let it meander somewhat bit by means of the primary session,” Starc stated, whereas heaping reward on Inexperienced.
“He is a critical expertise for a younger child, he is an awesome addition to our bowling assault, he was extraordinarily good in that session after the break.”
Ollie Pope survived a bat-pad overview however solely lasted two extra balls, charging down the wicket to Lyon and edging to Marnus Labuschagne at quick leg on 5.
Jos Buttler fell with out scoring to Starc and England trudged off to tea on 197 for six.
It did not take lengthy for Australia to scrub up the remainder with Chris Woakes and Ollie Robinson additionally undone by Lyon, and when Ben Stokes was bowled by Inexperienced for 34, it was all however over.
England had resumed at 17 for 2 after shedding openers Rory Burns (4) and Haseeb Hameed (six) to a fiery 40-minute spell from Starc, Neser and Jhye Richardson beneath lights on Friday night.
Root strode out on 5, alongside Malan on one.
They’d excellent early batting situations on a flat pitch and Root settled rapidly, slamming a well-timed drive for 4 to spice up his confidence.
Starc was hit for 11 off his first over and the pair rapidly introduced up their 50 partnership.
Malan accomplished his 50 with a single off Neser, whereas Root hit Richardson to the boundary to achieve his 52nd half-century.