Graeme Swann starred with the ball for England notching his five-for with the last wicket of the Australia’s innings.
But Cook, showing what some would call cowardly captaincy, failed to enforce the follow-on when Australia looked on their knees.
Peter Siddle fell soon after the resumption caught by Swann low down at second slip off the bowling of Anderson.
Dangerman Brad Haddin went in the next over. The Aussie wicket keeper attempted to slog Graeme Swann over mid-wicket and edged to Jonathan Trott who took a good catch above his head to make up for his dropped catch in the previous session.
Australia were left floundering, but with second innings hero James Pattinson at the crease Australia still had the opportunity to add some much needed runs.
Swann dropped a regulation catch and bowled from Ryan Harris while Stuart Broad toiled at the other end.
Harris chose to attack Swann, and scooped one up to Pietersen who took a good catch over his shoulder at mid-on.
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