Australia make Hay while the Sym shines
Melbourne, Fourth Test, Second Day: Australia 372/7
(Symonds 154*, Hayden 153; Flintoff 3-77) v England 159
Australia made a mockery of England's pathetic first innings total as Andrew Symonds and Matty Hayden struck big centuries to keep the hosts on course for a whitewash.
The pair came together with Australia teetering at 84 for 5 following some good early work from the England quicks and put on a massive 279 runs for the sixth wicket.
Hayden's ton was his fifth Ashes century and 27th overall, moving him up to joint seventh in the all-time list and level with Allan Border - from 68 fewer Tests.
For fellow Queenslander Symonds it was century number one at this level - to go alongside his five one day international hundreds - brought up in style with a mammoth straight six off Paul Collingwood.
England now find themselves 213 runs adrift and facing the very real possibility of their first innings defeat for 14 Tests.
Catch the second day's highlights tonight on BBC Two at 11:20, and listen to live coverage of day three on Radio 4 198LW and the
BBC Sport website from 11:30.