Clarke slashes a grumpy Broad through point for four. Stuart's not happy with the footholes at the bowler's end. Clarke's guides him through gully for three which won't brighten the England man's mood.
Anderson delivers a non-threatening maiden and ends up on his knees at the end of the over. Then he has a look at the footholes too.
Clarke drives a little uppishly through the covers for two but there's no real danger. England look like the day can't end quickly enough for them now.
The new ball continues to fly around Old Trafford. Smith whips a tired Anderson delivery off his legs for four.
Anderson changes the line of attack to Smith by coming around the wicket but the Aussie clips him off his hip for a single.
Clarke adds to Broad's brewing annoyance by late cutting a ball through the slips for four. Top shot! Broad ends the over limping and he's not looking overly happy.
Swann's back into the attack but he's no more threatening than Anderson or Broad. England resigned to the fact that this is Australia's - and especially Michael Clarke's - day.
Three overs left in the day and Tim Bresnan will bowl two of them. Smith clips the Yorkie for two to bring up the Aussie 300 and sees out the over with no alarms.
Swann deceives Clarke as the Aussie skipper advances down the pitch but he's too far down for an LBW shout. Clarke, as he has done all day, then takes an excellent single to rotate the strike. One over left.
Bresnan delivers the last over of the day. It's so uneventful that David Lloyd starts a conversation about Mark E Smith and The Fall. Smith takes a single off the last ball to conclude what has undeniably been Australia's day.
Close of play - summary
Michael Clarke and Steve Smith made the England bowlers toil in that final session. The fourth wicket partnership stands unbeaten at 174 and, even with the new ball, a tired England attack didn't look like taking a wicket in the final 90 minutes of play.
Michael Clarke became Australia's first centurion in the series with a characteristically classy knock. In contrast to a tired England side, the Aussie skipper was still scampering for quick singles in the penultimate over of the day. He will be hungry to reach a double hundred tomorrow.
303 for three might suggest that England bowled badly but they stuck to their task well in conditions ideally suited for batting. The wicket is flat and the second new ball rarely deviated from the straight.
Australia will be buoyed by their best day in the series to date and will hope to post a score of 500+ tomorrow. Day one belonged to Australia but the only thing England got wrong was losing the toss. They will look to bounce back tomorrow.
Join us tomorrow from 10:30am for live coverage of day two from Old Trafford.
Good Morning from Old Trafford.
It was raining. It's not raining now.
Australia will resume 303/ 3
Cricket Australia have asked for clarification over the Khawaja dismissal. The ICC almost certainly won't issue a statement until after the match
I've kicked the router and we're back.
And Pietersen has gone off the field already
Sharp over from Broad. He looks fired up.
It is PACKED again at Old Trafford. Crowd are quite quiet at the moment but they're all on tea and coffee. The beer will be flowing soon
So how long before we have today's obligatory umpiring controversy?
The footholes were a real problem yesterday and already seem to be again today. I suspect we'll be seeing a lot of Billy the Groundsman (I don't think his name is Billy)
Anderson looking a bit more like himself today. He had an off colour day yesterday. No alarm bells for Australia yet though.
Runs have started to flow. Clarke moves into the prestigious 130's with a lovely square drive off Anderson
At one point yesterday there were 23 people on the pitch in the middle of a session. Something has to be done about all the delays. I can't remember the last time 90 overs were bowled by 6pm
Bit weird that Broad only bowled 2 overs before being taken out of the attack but Anderson continues from the Pavilion End. When people stop moving behind the bowlers arm (my pet hate) we can get on with the game
DUH DUH DUH
Anderson has hit the non-strikers end stumps and it's given a no ball. There was an appeal before Tony Hill stuck his arm out for the no ball
A difficult chance for Swann at short cover it comes flying to him but he shells it and he's got the hump
Australia have moved along to 328, Clarke had one difficult over against Anderson but since then he's been looking much more assured
Bresnan is getting a little bit of reverse swing. Which will be pleasing be for England who need a plan B