Rogers: We're in driving seat

Opener Chris Rogers says Australia are in the 'driving seat' to move 3-0 up in the Ashes following a near perfect day against England at the WACA.

The hosts took England's six remaining wickets for just 71 runs before adding another 235 for the loss of just three wickets with two days left to play.

Those runs have given Australia a whopping lead of 369, although Rogers is refusing to get carried away even though they could now win back the Ashes on Monday.

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

"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."

When asked if the third Test was done and dusted, Rogers told Sky Sports: "Never. It's a long way to go.

Attack hard

"We'll bat for a while tomorrow. Who knows, maybe after lunch and then have a good lead and attack England hard."

The intense heat in Perth is doing little to help England's hopes of salvaging a draw with the cracks becoming an issue for the batsmen.

"The cracks are widening," Rogers continued. "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."

The finishing line is in sight for Australia and Rogers knows it would be a great feeling to take back the Ashes following their summer disappointment in 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."