Riding on the spectacular batting by Steve Smith Australia reached 231/4 against England at lunch on Day 4 of the Ashes opener at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday.
Smith is two runs short of his 15th Test ton. He has hit 9 boundaries so far in his 98-run knock.
Australia is now leading by 141 runs with Steve Smith and Mathew Wade moves to build another partnership.
While resuming the Day 3 score of 124/3, both Smith and Travis Head shared 130-run stand together before Head was dismissed by Ben Stokes at 51. In the journey, Smith and Travis Head smashed fifties.