Background: England had taken the lead after day 2, with only two wickets down. Dominant.
How did it start: Pietersen and Cook still going strong at the start of play.
Where did it all go wrong for Australia?: That it didn't rain for the first 4 hours of play
Where did it all go right for Australia?: That it did rain for the last 2 hours of play
Where did it all go wrong for England?: Cook and Collingwood got out. And they weren't able to progress the game in the evening sesh, possibly leading to a race against time?
Where did it all go right for England?: Pietersen made his second double hundred, and his first time past 3 figures in 17 tests. Plus loads more runs. And a rather handy lead developing.
Who won each session?: Morning - England. Afternoon - England. Evening - The weather (first time England haven't won a session this test).
Who won the day?: Again, England.
Crumb of comfort?: More rain forecasted, weather the only way Australia can save this game.
Shot of the day: KP's lofted six off XD.
Ball of the day: Harris getting Cook off the inside edge, part of the day's best over as well.
Man of the day: Today was all about Kevin Pietersen. Which is just the way he likes it.
And finally... Ashes Oddity: Brad Haddin spilling pasta sauce down himself during lunch, and having an obvious stain on his shirt throughout the afternoon session!