After rain kept play on hold for much of the day in south London, Australia resumed in the fifth Test and batted their way into a strong position.
Steve Smith reached his first century, an unbeaten 137, and the tail chipped in with some runs as Australia declared on 492-9.
England negotiated 17.3 overs until the close of play, with opening duo Alastair Cook and Joe Root managing to get to the close unscathed.
Morning Session: Australia 307-4
No play was possible in the morning. Overnight rain had cleared but returned at the scheduled start time.
Lunch was taken earlier than scheduled, and play finally began at 14:30.
Afternoon Session: Australia 397-6
Smith's progress to his first Test century ensured the session was Australia's, as England bowled respectably but unsuccessfully in favourable conditions.
James Anderson removed nightwatchman Peter Siddle with a sumptuous outswinger, while Brad Haddin departed after chopping a ball from Jonathan Trott on to his stumps.
Smith, however, showed no nerves as he lashed a maximum over mid on to reach three figures.
Evening Session: Australia 492-9 Dec, England 32-0
England made a steady start in reply to Australia's declaration.
The England fielding slowed to a crawl as they waited for the tourists to put them into bat—and Michael Clarke's declaration came a little earlier than expected.
England held their nerve and reached 32 without loss when the umpires called play off just before the 19:30 cutoff, with the light fading in the London evening.
Here is the scorecard, courtesy of the BBC:
Australia 1st Innings 492 for 9 declared (128.5 overs)
England 1st Innings 32 for 0 (17.3 overs)