England look set to take a 2-1 series lead after another dominant bowling display on day two at Edgbaston.

After dismissing England for 281 just after lunch, the Aussies collapsed once again, to be 7-168 at stumps on day two.

The other big news of the day was the injury to strike bowler Jimmy Anderson, who only managed 8.3 overs in the second innings, before leaving the field due to a 'tight side.'

Australia started the day promisingly, with Mitchell Johnson passing 300 Test wickets, by removing Bairstow and Stokes in quick succession, to have the hosts at 5-142.

After two more wickets the hosts were at 7-190 and Australia only trailed by 54 and hoped to dismiss England's tail quickly. However, Moeen Ali and Stuart Broad ensured that would not happen as they put on an extremely valuable 87 run eight wicket stand to frustrate the Australian bowlers.

Hazlewood eventually removed Ali for 59, while broad was dismissed for 31.

Anderson was the last man to go, caught behind by Peter Nevill off the bowling of Mitchell Starc for three.

With a deficit of 145, Australia needed to bat for a long time, but their innings received an early blow, when the in form Rogers was trapped in front for just six.

Dave Warner played his natural aggressive game as he tried to get Australia back in the match, but he regularly lost partners at the other end.

Smith was then caught by Butler after top edging a pull shot on just eight. Clarke then edged one to slip on three after being caught by Lyth, while Voges failed again, to raise more question marks over the future of his Test career, edging out to Bell for a golden duck. Mitchel Marsh improved on his duck in the first innings, but only managed six.

Australia were then 6-111 after Warner was dismissed for 77 off 62 balls by Anderson.

Mitchell Johnson was the last man to be dismissed on day two, after making 14.

Nevill (37) and Starc (7) are the not out batsmen at stumps, with Australia in all sorts of trouble at 7-168, a mere 23 runs ahead of England.

Steven Finn was the chief destroyer for England, with figures of 5-45.

Clarke is in a horrid patch of form and at 34 years-old his best is more than likely behind him, while Adam Voges may face the axe.

Voges scored 130 on debut against the West Indies last month. However, Voges has not passed 50 in his last six innings, scoring 110 runs at an average of 18.

Clarke has similarly disastrous statistics. Since Clarke scored 148 in Adelaide in 2013, he has made 687 runs from 28 innings at an average of 30, only passing 50 twice and recording single figure scores on 11 occasions.

Australia will need a miracle to win the third Test, with England now in the box seat to win the Test and also the series.

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