England's top order profited from the batsman-friendly conditions at the WACA to lead the tourist's recovery against Western Australia Chairman's XI.
They ended the day 270-2 with Jonathan Trott (64no) and Ian Bell (77no) at the crease having put on 133 for the third wicket.
Bell was particularly fluent as he hit 13 boundaries, including two sixes.
Earlier, Joe Root and Michael Carberry put on 100 for the first wicket as England reached 156-2 at tea on day two in Perth.
Root will feel he missed out on a big score, though, after he was trapped leg before by Jim Allenby for 36, however Carberry, an outsider for a Test spot, survived an early scare to reach 78.
Carberry's knock, which included 12 boundaries, came to a premature end when he cut a log hop from Ashton Turner straight to Allenby at backward point just before the end of the afternoon session.
The runs provided valuable relief for the tourists after the Chairman's XI had earlier continued their own assault on the England bowling.
Allenby and Turner had both posted half-centuries as the representative side reached 451-5 before declaring during the morning session.
The Chairman's XI had started the day on 369-4 - with a ton from Chris Lynn and half-centuries from Marcus Harris, Luke Towers and Mitchell Marsh having provided the platform.
And Allenby and Turner both got into the act as England's attack being smashed around the park.
The duo put on 79 for the fifth wicket before Steven Finn finally claimed his first wicket of a disappointing match.
Finn's 23 overs went for 123 runs, however he was able to trap Allenby leg before for 53.
Turner, though, kept the runs flowing as he finished on 62 not out, while Tom Triffitt added a quickfire 18.
James Anderson (1-55) finished as the pick of the England bowlers, with Chris Tremlett (0-88), Boyd Rankin (1-92) and Finn enduring a tough start to the tour.
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