Australia won the archetypal Test of the bid convincingly, rolling England by 9 wickets astatine the Gabba.
And the hosts again find themselves good connected apical astatine Adelaide Oval, holding a 282-run pb heading into Day 4 of the 2nd match.
After declaring their archetypal innings connected 9-473 the Aussies past bowled England retired for 236, with lone Joe Root (62) and Dawid Malan (80) putting up a combat for the tourists.
Australia could person enforced the follow-on but skipper Steve Smith alternatively opted to bat again, opening their 2nd innings nether lights and making it to stumps connected 1-45.
David Warner was retired for 13, leaving Marcus Harris (21) and Michael Neser (2) astatine the crease to resume batting today.
It was during the last stages of play connected Saturday nighttime that England started showing signs of imploding.
Captain Root was caught connected camera being visibly frustrated with his bowlers, urging them to transportation the shot up much alternatively than bowling short.
"It could unravel truly severely for England for the remainder of this tour," Australian large Mark Waugh said connected Fox Cricket.
"Joe Root, I saw frustrations tonight. He's thinking, 'how galore much things tin spell wrong? My bowlers aren't bowling the magnitude I privation them to bowl'.
"Even with (James) Anderson and (Stuart) Broad I deliberation helium isn't blessed with the lengths they're bowling. They've got to clasp together, they've got to get unneurotic different they're going to get beaten 4 oregon five-nil."