Moeen: I think we are in the driving seat

England allrounder Moeen Ali says his side just have to get few early wickets on day three to drive home their advantage over Australia in the first Ashes Test in Cardiff.

Australia were 264 for five at stumps on day two, still 166 runs behind England's first innings total of 430 all out.

Moeen starred with both bat and ball as first he hit 77 in the morning session then grabbed the two important wickets of Michael Clarke and Steve Smith to help set the match up nicely in England's favour.

After the day's play Moeen said told Sky Sports: "We are very happy with the start we had with the bat and then to get five wickets, it has been a great effort.

"A couple of early wickets tomorrow and with the new ball around the corner, I think we are in the driving seat."

Speaking about his aggressive batting, Moeen said skipper Alastair Cook has encouraged everyone to be positive at the crease and play their natural game.

Moeen continued: "Cooky (Alastair Cook) said for everyone just to play the way they play and I felt (I should) go out and be aggressive and play my shots, try and enjoy it and entertain everyone."