Aussies pile the agony on Windies at MCG


Australia piled the agony on the West Indies by the end of day two of the second Test in Melbourne, with the visitors tottering on 91 for six after the hosts amassed 551 for three declared.

Peter Siddle,  James Pattinson and Nathan Lyon took two wickets each as the Windies continued to struggle on a tour that just seems a bridge to far for their young side.

Seamer Siddle was on a hattrick late in the day when he got rid of Denesh Ramdin and Jason Holder off consecutive deliveries but debutant Carlos Brathwaite survived and will resume on day three with Darren Bravo, who is on 13.

Earlier, Aussie skipper Steve Smith and Adam Voges hit unbeaten centuries as the home team batted until just before the interval before calling time on the innings after resuming the day on 345 for three.

Smith scored 134 not out while Voges compiled an unbeaten 106, and went past 1000 Test runs for the calendar year, with Australia only looking to bat once in the game.

The third day could be the last of the Test as the hosts look to wrap up the Windies first innings and then allow the tourists to follow-on.

If Australia win the match they will go on to lift the series trophy with one match still to come, in Sydney starting on 3 January.