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Ashes: Mitchell Johnson has England in serious trouble after day three in Adelaide

It was Mitchell Johnson's day as he help reduce England to172 in their first innings.

David Warner (left) and Mitchell Johnson celebrate one of the paceman's seven wickets

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Mitchell Johnson says Australia plan to "cook" England for a little longer after he had their batsmen on toast on day three of the second Ashes Test.

The left-armer tore through the middle and lower order of the tourists at the Adelaide Oval, a pitch many suggested wouldn't suit him due to a lack of pace.

"I'm definitely trying to set them up - to push them back and then get that nick afterwards."

Mitchell Johnson

However the 32-year-old backed up his nine wickets in the series opener in Brisbane by claiming 7-40, twice finding himself on a hat-trick as England folded from 111-3 to 172 all out.

His stunning display of pace bowling gave Australia a first-innings lead of 398, and by the close they had extended it to 530 thanks to an unbeaten 83 from David Warner. Still, Johnson believes they'll be no overnight declaration forthcoming from skipper Michael Clarke.

"We are going to cook them a bit more, keep them out in the field a bit longer," he told Sky Sports. "It's not how many runs we've got, it's all about overs we've got at them.

"I'm sure we will see 40 minutes in the morning. I want to see Davey (Warner) get another hundred out there obviously, then get out there and have a real good crack.

"You could see the amount of spin the two spinners were getting out there today and that variable bounce has definitely come in and they got the ball to reverse really early, so it's good signs for us."

Astonishing over

Johnson once again worked over several England players, using the short ball superbly before then taking wickets with pitched-up deliveries.

He dismissed Ben Stokes, Matt Prior and Stuart Broad in one astonishing over, then took out Graeme Swann and James Anderson in successive deliveries later on. Not content there, he returned to clean up no 11 Monty Panesar.

"You try and push them back, but also on a wicket like this where it is a bit variable, a bit up and down, you're going to get guys on the body," the Queenslander explained to Ian Ward at the Sky Pad.

"I'm definitely trying to set them up - to push them back and then get that nick afterwards.

"At the Adelaide Oval you're trying to hit the stumps. Reverse swing comes into it, trying to hit the off stump to middle stump, then using that short ball to set them on the back foot."

Johnson also confirmed that the moustache he grew for the 'Movember' campaign would be sticking around for a while, adding: The 'mo' is staying for the Ashes series. I had a few people today in the crowd calling for me to keep it forever but not sure my wife will be happy with that."