Adelaide: Beleaguered England survived their first full day of resistance on Sunday but the prospect of another heavy defeat loomed large heading into the final day of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide. (Scorecard)
The Ashes holders were set an improbable target of 531 runs over the final two days to prevent the rampant Australians from charging to a two-nil lead in the five-Test series.
The tourists have four wickets left and will go into Monday's fifth day without their front-line batsmen after a confrontational and tense day's cricket. Rain is forecast on the final day.