ENGLAND'S misery continues as they chase Australia's target of 391 at the WACA.

Jonathan Trott is caught by wicketkeeper Brad Haddin off the bowling of seamer Mitchell Johnson.

South African-born Trott had offered some stiff resistance but is out for 31.

Home skipper Ricky Ponting looks to have hurt his left hand badly trying to take the catch in the slips before Haddin scoops it up.

It is a vital wicket for the Aussies, just some ten minutes before the close of play.

England are 81-4.

Trott and Paul Collingwood's partnership of 26 had offered some hope for England, 1-0 up in the series, now seemingly extinguished.