England took just one solitary wicket on Saturday as they saw their hopes of retaining the Ashes take a hammering.
Steve Smith and Mitchell Marsh made the most of benign batting conditions to make hay and take Australia beyond the tourists’ first innings total.
Here Sportsmail take a look at some things you may have missed on day three…
Steve Smith has a sit down
It was a difficult day for England’s bowlers as they were sent to all parts of the WACA by a dominant Steve Smith and Mitchell Marsh partnership.
For Australia’s captain it all got a bit too much as he requested a chair for a quick sit down at the drinks break in the evening session.
He came to the crease with the hosts 55 for two on Friday. By the end of play on Saturday he was still there, with a Test high score of 229 to his name.
And he’ll be walking back out on Sunday morning. He may well have earned that sit down.
Steve Smith had a sit down in the middle as he received some attention in the drinks break
Ben Stokes fancy dress in the crowd
England may be badly missing Ben Stokes’ all-round ability out in the middle in this Ashes series, but they were re-assured by his presence in Perth.
Although, on second glance it was in fact four Australian fans dressed up as convicts wearing Stokes masks.
A cruel trick, poking fun at England’s inability to make big runs and take actual wickets in this Ashes.
A group of Australian fans poked fun at Ben Stokes’ enforced absence in the Ashes
The Aussie fans dressed up as convicts while another posed as a policeman in the crowd
Darren Lehmann has a lie-down and a back rub
After a long hard slog in the middle you’d forgive any of the players out on the pitch for wanting a lie down and getting some much needed muscle therapy at the end of the day.
But it wasn’t even lunch on day three before the Australian coach of all people was receiving a massage inside his own dressing room.
Darren Lehmann was spotted by the BT Sport cameras enjoying a lie down and getting a nice rub down while his players made hay with the bat.
Darren Lehman received a back rub in the dressing room as Australia batted in the middle
David Warner sees the funny side of things as the Australia coach gets some treatment
Overton tangles up with the boundary rope
Craig Overton’s tour could well be over after confirmation of his cracked rib came through on Saturday.
It is a shattering blow for the England bowler who has stepped up manfully with the ball, and with the bat in the first innings in Adelaide.
He struggled on on day three with the ball despite the injury blow, and even did the hard running i the field.
So much so that he got himself tangled up with the boundary rope as he attempted to stop another four to no avail.
Craig Overton collided with the boundary rope as he attempted to stop another four
The England bowler gets in a tangle on the day it was confirmed he suffered a cracked rib
Scottish fan enjoys Australia’s dominance
Scotland’s cricketing heritage is notably scant, they sometimes turn up in a World Cup or two but that’s about it.
They even played England at the last World Cup in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Some English fans may have expected the Scots to be on their side down under, but one supporter was having none of it.
He wasn’t going to waste his trip to Perth and now show his home-made ‘Anyone but England’ Scotland flag.
A Scottish supporter confirmed his Australian allegiance in the Ashes on day three
Marsh family make history
Mitchell Marsh ended his Test hundred drought in spectacular style on day three with a belligerent 181.
He remained unbeaten at stumps and made history for the Marsh family in the process.
He became the third member of the Marsh household to reach three figures for Australia, after father Geoff and older brother Shaun.
They are now cricketing royalty, joining the Amarnath family in producing three century-makers in Test cricket.
Lala and his two sons Mohinder and Surinder all scored Test hundred for India.
Mitchll’s older brother Shaun scored his fifth Test hundred in the second Test at Adelaide
Mitchell Marsh celebrates after scoring his maiden Test century on Saturday in Perth
His father and former cricketer Geoff was watching on in the stands at the WACA