2nd Test: Mitchell Johnson in seventh heaven as Australia take huge lead

After Mitchell Johnson's destructive seven for 40 helped Australia skittle the Ashes holders for 172, the hosts rode on David Warner's 83 not out to take 530-run lead.

updated: December 07, 2013 17:41 IST
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Mitchell Johnson tormented England by taking seven wickets with some fearsome fast bowling on Saturday and Australia's batsmen compounded the pressure by extending the lead to 530 runs with two days remaining in the second Ashes Test. (Scorecard)

It was a hectic third day at the Adelaide Oval, with 12 wickets tumbling after England resumed at 35-1 and were skittled for 172 in reply to Australia's first innings of 570-9 declared. Johnson took 7-40, including a withering spell of 5-12 in 18 balls.

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