Rogers: We are in the driving seat

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Australia currently lead the third Ashes Test by a massive 369 runs with seven wickets still in hand, and Chris Rogers feels they are not far from a 3-0 series lead.

Australia currently lead the third Ashes Test by a massive 369 runs with seven wickets still in hand, and Chris Rogers feels they are not far from a 3-0 series lead.

The morning of day three in Perth saw some quality bowling by the hosts which lead to England's last six being removed after adding just 71 runs to their overnight total. In reply, Australia were 235 for three at the close of play.

Australia opener David Warner continued his prolific form, reaching his second century of the series at an aggressive rate. Warner would eventually perish in 112.

Fellow opener, Rogers, is positive about his teams' position in the Test match.

"I think if we said at the start of the day, the ultimate day to have was that we'd be in this position," Rogers told <i>Sky Sports</i>.

"It's fantastic. We could have been under a little bit of pressure but we've done well. Now we're in the driving seat to go 3-0. We'll bat for a while tomorrow. Who knows, maybe after lunch and then have a good lead and attack England hard."

The 36-year-old opener believes it's going to be difficult for England to bat last on the ageing WACA surface.

"The cracks are widening. The heat's been amazing so it's going to be hard to bat on second dig for England.

"When it cracks, it can be quite uneven. I've not seen cracks like this at the WACA for a while. If they keep getting like that it's going to be hard for England."

"After England a lot of us were hurting. All of us were hurting. To come back and win 3-0 that would be fantastic," concluded Rogers.

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