Mitchell Marsh too did not stay for long at the crease, as he was out for a well-made 181 to Anderson, courtesy another lbw. Mitchell Starc was run out within the first five overs of today's play to give England some hope of wrapping up the innings soon.
However, wicket-keeper Tim Paine and pacer Pat Cummins frustrated the English bowlers further and shared a vital 93-run partnership.
Anderson was the pick of the bowlers, as he got 4 for 112. The remaining bowlers struggled to pick up wickets.
England captain Joe Root (14) once again failed to stay put in the crease and wasted another opportunity to build his innings. He was dismissed by a brilliant delivery from spinner Nathan Lyon, to leave England tottering at 60 for 3.
James Vince and first-innings centurion Dawid Malan played beautiful shots to keep the scoreboard ticking. Vince got to his maiden Test fifty and looked quite promising.
The 40-run partnership looked a bit threatening, before the rain breaks disturbed the momentum of Vince. He was undone by an inswinger from Starc and was dismissed for 55.
England were on the backfoot once again. This left Malan and Jonny Bairstow to fight it out, till bad light and rain stopped play for the third time.
England would be hoping to draw the Test tomorrow. There is a rain forecast for tomorrow as well. The Australian bowlers would be hoping to wrap up the English innings as soon as possible and win the series 3-0, and take the Ashes urn.