Australia declare at 662-9, lead England by 259

Steve Smith top-scored for the hosts with 239, with James Anderson taking 4-116 for England.

Australia's Steve Smith celebrates scoring a century. Picture: @btsportcricket/Twitter

PERTH - Australia declared their first innings closed at 662 for nine after lunch on day four of the third Ashes Test on Sunday, taking a 259-run lead over England.

Steve Smith top-scored for the hosts with 239, with James Anderson taking 4-116 for England.

Australia lead the five-match series 2-0.