Australia required tea drink on second day of one in three Ashes Test on 73-2, continue to 72 behind England by using Chris Rogers and Steven Smith the boys to plummet.
England first eked out the final three Australia wickets in a total of 265.
“We need a bit of an Ashton Agar cameo”, Warner said, referencing the No. 11 batsman’s record-breaking knock of 98 in the 2013 Ashes.
“England bowler James Anderson has been ruled out of remainder of the current Ashes Test with a side strain”, the European Central Bank said in a statement.
Fast bowler Johnson held out a glimmer of hope for Australia by saying: “If we can get to 120 or 130 ahead we’ll have a really good crack at them”.
Peter Nevill was 37 not out after being dropped on 35 when opposing wicket-keeper Jos Buttler couldn’t cling on to a diving chance off Stuart Broad. Playing in typically aggressive fashion, Warner took the attack to England’s bowlers with a 35-ball fifty including eight fours.
The hosts appeared assured at stumps the previous evening of a dominant mid-match position in this third Investec Test, after bowling Australia out for 136 in under two sessions on Wednesday.
Australia’s second innings surely won’t be as hapless as their first, and from what is essentially -3 for 3 England will want a buffer comfortably into three figures before it gets under way.
“It was one of those innings you had to fight for everything”.
It was not obvious that either Jonny Bairstow, to his first ball from Johnson, or Ben Stokes to his second could have done anything much different to avoid gloving behind two brutish short deliveries.
Deemed “not selectable” at the peak of his problems 18 months ago, Finn took two wickets in two balls here as England produced an outstanding turnaround after their embarrassing 405-run defeat at Lord’s.
His exit left England 278 for nine and Hazlewood soon wrapped up the innings by having last man Anderson caught behind.
Mitchell Marsh (six) survived the hat-trick but was bowled by Finn for six.
England had faltered to 142 for five – but thanks to Root (63) and then even more so a patchy yet very effective 59 from Moeen, they eked out a lead of 145 on 281 all out.
David Warner’s dashing unbeaten fifty kept Australia clinging on in the third Ashes Test against England at Edgbaston on Thursday.