A defiant 75 not out by skipper Joe Root has given England hope of an unlikely victory in the third Ashes Test at Headingley.
Root and Joe Denly, took England from a precarious 2/15 to close play at 3/156 still 203 runs behind the 359 run target set by Australia after they made 246 in their second innings led by 80 not out to Marcus Labuschagne.
Ben Stokes was the other not out batsman for England making just two runs from 50 balls in an uncharacteristically dour, but much needed, performance.
While England's second dig stands in start contrast to their disastrous 67 first innings effort, they will need to set a new fourth innings record against Australia to keep the Aussies from victory and retaining the Ashes.
Josh Hazlewood looms large after his five-wicket haul in the first innings and again making the crucial breakthrough late when he had Denly's caught behind Payne after catching the English batsman's glove off a short pitched delivery..
Earlier, England's openers again failed with Jason Roy bowled for eight by Pat Cummings and Rory Burner caught in slip for seven by David Warner off the bowling of Hazlewood.